Week 7 Term 2
Friday 5 June 2020
In this issue:
- BGS recognises National Reconciliation Week
- Year 12 Art Exhibition, Art as Knowledge
- Middle School winners of the BGS LegoMasters, Superchef and BGS Photography competitions announced
National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) and National Sorry Day (26 May) are important dates on the national and BGS calendar. Our Senior Virtual Assembly today focused on reconciliation, with Harlin House Vice Captain Stephen Baronio introducing this part of the assembly and reflecting on the importance of the Acknowledgement of Country.
Old Boy Dylan Minniecon ’16 – a former boarder from the remote North Queensland community of Wujal Wujal and later Mossman – addressed the assembly in Kuku-Yalanji, and then spoke about what National Reconciliation Week and National Sorry Day means to him. “To me, these days stand as promises. Promises to be fulfilled by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. A promise not only to acknowledge the histories of Australia as a nation, and the histories of the Indigenous cultures that have thrived on these lands for tens of thousands of years before us. But also, to strive to learn and understand each other in both our differences, and our similarities, and to share our cultures so that our futures can become more and more diverse, and yet more and more unified.”
I thank Stephen and Dylan for leading this part of our assembly and I commend them for their passion. I too feel passionate about this area.
In 2017, I visited Cooktown and saw where the Endeavour anchored to allow James Cook to come ashore 250 years ago. It is an incredibly picturesque place with a deep historical significance to our country.
When I returned home, I invested time into reading Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe. Pascoe’s scholarship debunks the English settler’s view of the original inhabitants as nomadic savages. His research shows the Indigenous people practised agriculture, constructed dwellings and employed innovative technology.
We now know Indigenous knowledge of country, connection to place and knowledge of seasons demonstrates a clear level of sophistication.
I told the boys at assembly today that some people in our community may not be aware of these facts. However, as an intellectual community, we value tolerance towards others, respect for difference, support for each other and a personal commitment to challenge those who undermine these beliefs. Whether it relates to racism or bullying, our culture must be prepared to challenge those in our community who disrespect others.
Our School policy regarding reporting child protection issues is summed up in the phrase “tell someone you trust”. I encouraged the boys to do the same if they encounter bullying or racism.
Outdoor Education teacher Mr Jon Hodges also spoke in the virtual assembly from Moogerah. As an educator with a special interest in Indigenous culture, Mr Hodges told the boys that at this time of great upheaval, remembering the lessons of Aboriginal lore and custom is valuable. He urged the boys to “make it all of our business to learn more… and to respect, not just our amazing traditional owners, but all cultures that make up our eclectic, colourful country.” He finished with an Acknowledgment of Country: “We come to see you in this country with a fire in our hearts. That fire is reconciliation, and a wish and a desire to look after this country, and this culture.”
Finally, I draw your attention to the work of BGS Old Boy Dean Parkin ’98, who spoke to the boys earlier this year about the upcoming referendum to recognise Aboriginal people in the Australian Constitution. Last week, Dean launched a national “From the Heart” campaign to promote the yes vote. He told the Sydney Morning Herald, "I think given the opportunity, Australians will see this as a moment in time, a unifying moment for the nation. When we get this right, we'll think differently about ourselves as a nation, so that's the great prize that sits there before us. It's time that we have this conversation with the people of Australia and move this forward."
I encourage you to read more about Dean and the From the Heart campaign here.
The students find themselves at a critical juncture of the term with many embarking on a busy upcoming assessment period over the coming weeks. Now, more than ever, routines that allow for their optimal academic engagement will support them to achieve their best.
Cocurricular involvement can now form part of their routine, following the easing of social distancing restrictions. Cocurriculum leaders are communicating the training options that will be available over the coming weeks with their respective communities. The School’s gym will be available for general use on Tuesday and Thursday during mornings and afternoons, and students have been informed on the process required of them to use the gym. Please encourage your sons to take advantage of the cocurricular opportunities available, as the wellbeing benefit of remaining physically active is well documented.
It was wonderful to listen to BGS Old Boy Dylan Minniecon ’16 as he addressed the School via this week’s virtual assembly. He offered insights of his time at BGS as an Indigenous boarder, the significance of National Reconciliation Week and National Sorry Day to his community and the role we can all play in continuing to close the gap. Dylan was followed by an address from Outdoor Education teacher and BGS Old Boy Mr Jon Hodges ’83, who educated the audience on what we can learn from Indigenous culture and the importance of thinking globally, acting locally. It was certainly impactful for our students to hear from those that have also experienced the BGS journey firsthand.
On a more pragmatic note, you will be aware that new arrangements are in place in the pick-up zone to help manage student movement in the afternoon. Students are asked to wait in their designated year group area to minimise cross-contact. Please note, these arrangements are only for the afternoon. Parents are asked to use both sides of the traffic zone for morning drop-off to improve traffic flow.
Director of Student Services
Tertiary entrance 2021 updates
I attended an online presentation from QTAC on Wednesday 3 August. Below are some points from the meeting.
ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank)
The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) has advised, consistent with previous planning, that it is anticipated they will receive Queensland Year 12 results files from the QCAA in December. They will release the Queensland ATARs simultaneously with the QCE results on Saturday 19 December 2020 at 9.00am. Students will need to have the following accounts:
- A Student Connect account with QCAA;
- An ATAR account with QTAC; and
- A QTAC application account.
QTAC based accounts can only be set up at the beginning of August.
Applications to The Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC) will start at the beginning of August. The QTAC website can be accessed here.
The University of Queensland has changed the prerequisites for the Bachelor of Science. The prerequisites are now English, Mathematical Methods and one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, or Physics.
QUT offer guarantee expanded
QUT has expanded their offer guarantee; students with an ATAR of 87.00 or above are guaranteed entry into a wide range of courses. More competitive courses are guaranteed at an ATAR of 93.00 or above. A small number of courses are excluded. Check the QUT website for more information.
Director of Boarding
While I have read that there will be a ‘new normal’ post-pandemic, I am pleased to report that first fortnight in BGS Boarding has been reassuringly normal without a great deal of the new.
The return of the boarders has brought an energy and vitality to the residential community. The silent corridors of a few weeks ago seem a distant memory and the daily focus on laundry and Prep has been a very welcome development.
In reflecting on the wonderful young men in our Houses, I continue to be struck but the diverse range of talents they possess. We often celebrate the achievements of our top academic students, whose approach to their studies is simply outstanding, and also those who excel on the sporting field. However, there is so much more to school than classwork and competition.
This week, the Year 12 Art Exhibition was a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate the creative skills and abilities of our boarders.
It was a great privilege to be shown around the exhibition by Year 12s Nick Jorss, Kipp Thrupp and Heath Coggan at lunch on Wednesday. It was impossible not to be impressed by the work on display. From Nick’s imagery relating to pollution of our oceans and waterways, to Kipp’s use of double exposure photography to convey Transition and Heath’s prints of Brisbane in the time of flood, all three boys portrayed great symbolism in their work.
As we make headway in printing canvases for the Dining Room that symbolise home to our boarders, I would like for some of these works to be displayed in the rooms and corridors of our residential community. It would be wonderful to use the walls of or community as a canvas to celebrate the creativity of our boarders.
Director of Outdoor Education
Year 9 students are starting to engage in Outdoor Education once again, with each class participating in a BGS based lesson this term. In a traditional calendar, the Year 9 cohort would have been starting their week-long expedition programs during these colder months. It is important for these boys to maintain a connection to the Outdoor Education program and to Moogerah.
Lessons are focused on the plans for Outdoor Education for the rest of 2020, the Year 9 focus of ‘leading self’ and how it links into the overall program, a new outdoor skill, and a renewed connection to Moogerah.
It has been a pleasure for Outdoor Education teachers to join the boys for lessons in Brisbane and to answer the many questions about the plans for the rest of the year. It is reassuring that the students don’t want to miss out on their Outdoor Education experience, and that they are seeking more time in the outdoors and at Moogerah.
To view the Semester 2 Outdoor Education calendar, click here.
Director of Student Wellbeing Programs
Drug and Alcohol Education with Paul Dillon
Each year, boys attend a series of presentations on a range of issues that support their social, emotional and physical wellbeing. Due to the current climate, these presentations are now being delivered via webinars during Student Wellbeing lessons.
On Monday, Year 11 boys participated in a webinar on the topic of alcohol and cannabis hosted by Paul Dillon, an expert in drug and alcohol education who has identified that the key to protecting our youth rests in education.
The webinar built on practical strategies provided during their Year 10 sessions regarding ‘looking after your friends’. Information on cannabis was provided, focusing on positive norms (i.e. the majority of young people do not use the drug, and use has declined over the years). Boys learned about potential cannabis-related harms, with an emphasis on the drug’s impact on mental health. They were also provided with some warning signs that indicate a person may be experiencing problems with their cannabis use. Finally, the impact of alcohol on the adolescent brain was discussed, highlighting the potential risks of drinking during the teen years.
On Monday 15 June, boys in Year 12 will attend a webinar hosted by Paul called Last year at school: What do I need to know about alcohol and other drugs?
Paul writes a regular blog, which can be accessed here. I highly recommend the resources he provides.
SchoolTV – Drug and Alcohol Use
Many parents become concerned about the use of alcohol and other drugs as their children grow up. Research has shown that a young person’s brain keeps developing until they are in their mid-twenties, making alcohol more harmful than previously thought. Even the casual use of certain drugs can cause severe health problems, such as an overdose or brain damage.
Parents often feel overwhelmed when having to deal with topics of substance abuse. However, they are encouraged to lead by example and set behavioural boundaries for their kids.
In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will learn how to deal with the issues surrounding drug and alcohol use and the impact it can have on a child’s development. Alcohol and drug use can lead to serious problems such as poor academic performance, loss of friends, behavioural issues and lasting legal problems.
To view the Drug and Alcohol Use edition of SchoolTV, click here.
Year 12 Art Exhibition
This week was a significant milestone for the Class of 2020 Visual Art students as they completed their only body of work for their ATAR result. Their hard work and persistence paid off on Tuesday when they welcomed staff and students from all areas of the School to view their work in the Year 12 Art Exhibition, themed Art as Knowledge.
The Art Department was buzzing with excitement, curiosity and visual literacy. In a valuable learning experience, boys were able to see visitors interact with their work and provide feedback.
The focus for their works varied from social comment to deep personal reflections. Media areas included virtual reality, painting, photography, sculpture and site-specific digital interactive media.
Mr Maxin Varghese has been working on a virtual tour to share the boys’ work with parents and friends, who were unable to be on campus due to restrictions. Heartfelt thanks to BGS Art Department staff and parents for their unwavering support of the students during what has been a challenging time.
Head of Art
During last Friday’s virtual assembly, we announced the Middle School winners of the BGS LegoMasters, Superchef and BGS Photography competitions. Congratulations to the following boys:
- Thomas Scott (Year 5) – BGS LegoMasters (Outer Space)
- Aaron Alphonso (Year 6) – BGS LegoMasters (Animal Adventures)
- Nicholas Bade (Year 6) – BGS LegoMasters (World Architecture)
- Samuel Prasad (Year 5) – BGS SuperChef (Lamb Curry)
- Arnav Thapar (Year 6) – BGS Photography Competition (MS winner)
Students who were at BGS last year will remember that we normally engage in Signature Programs in the last week of Term 2. Given our unusual start to the term, we have decided not to finish this term with Signature Programs, allowing us to maximise learning in regular classes. However, we are planning for Signature Programs to occur in the first week of Term 4 and will provide a deeper insight into these programs closer to the time.
An updated list of Academic Clubs for Weeks 6 to 9 is now available on the year level pages of MyGrammar. The list contains details for support and extension clubs available for the remainder of Term 2.
This week, I had the pleasure of enjoying the Year 12 Art Exhibition, where our talented students addressed this year’s theme, Art as Knowledge. Their creativity and skill brought to life works which challenged and provoked thought and were as individual as the artists who created them. I particularly enjoyed speaking with these students about their work and their inspiration, and I encourage you to view some of their pieces in the Art section of this week's newsletter. Congratulations to all involved for a wonderful exhibition.
Rehearsals for the Senior Dramatic Production of 39 Steps are going well. The production team are pleased with their progress, and the crew have been able to receive the technical mentoring they need to deliver the production. We look forward to 39 Steps in August.
Auditions for the Junior Dramatic Production close tomorrow (Saturday 6 June) at 5.00pm. Set over the course of 10 years, War of the Worlds: Cyborg Edition, is a fast-paced fragmented story; the last-known record of humankind. Interested students in Years 9 and 10 have collected audition packs from the Cocurriculum Office, and it is also available to download via the Drama section of this week’s newsletter.
Thankfully, our campus has again filled with music. A mix of ensembles and small groups have begun rehearsing in various locations, and we were also fortunate to have a special performance during our virtual assembly. I commend our musicians and staff on their perseverance; they have chosen to live in the moment, enjoy their art form together and set their minds to a reimagined set of performance opportunities in Term 3. They have set an excellent example for us all – adopting a positive mindset in the face of challenges beyond our control.
Sports and Activities
Last week, I shared additional information relating to Term 3 sports and activities with students and staff via the cocurricular activities Teams channel. Parents may find it helpful to discuss this information with their son. We will continue to update parents as our planning for training and competition progresses.
The easing of further restrictions this week allowed for a limited re-opening of our gym. Sports conditioning sessions have already started, and next week, non-contact team training will commence under the strict direction of program leaders who are operating within COVID-19 protocols.
With so much happening, our planning relies on students staying across our communications to them. Students have been reminded of the importance of regularly checking their emails to stay informed about the opportunities available.
The best approach when returning to play is to take gradual steps so we can keep moving forward. I wish to thank our parents for their support and patience as we have taken this approach across our campus and Cocurriculum programs.
It has been very exciting to have face-to-face rehearsals once again in the Music Department, and students and teachers cannot stop smiling. Our larger ensembles are still unable to rehearse together in person, but hopefully this will change soon.
As you know, providing specific details about when ensembles will be able to perform in front of a live audience is challenging. We hope face-to-face performances will return in Term 4. In the meantime, we are planning a series of streamed pre-recorded events during Term 3. Our intermediate ensembles will be polishing their repertoire early next term before recording a short program. We will package these together and progressively release them for all to enjoy. Boys will be notified of rehearsal times for recordings once they are confirmed.
Grammar in Concert will be a pre-recorded streamed event, and recording will take place at BGS over two days. Pending confirmation, these days will be:
- Wednesday 12 August during lunch and/or after school for the senior percussion ensemble, big band, symphony orchestra and symphonic band
- Sunday 9 August afternoon for the grammar vocal ensemble, Grammarphones, Grammar Singers, vocal group and chamber strings.
These days will be confirmed as soon as possible. Parents are asked to make every effort to have their son available for the Grammar in Concert recording day. We will also confirm the date of the streamed concert shortly to allow you to plan a socially responsible Grammar in Concert event.
Instrumental and Vocal Lessons
Face-to-face Instrumental and Vocal lessons have also resumed. While we were delighted with the success of virtual lessons, there is nothing quite like the personal interactions of a live lesson.
However, we no longer have the regular lesson reminders that we became accustomed to via Zoom. Boys and parents are therefore asked to check MyGrammar and the Music noticeboard for lesson times regularly.
The Daily Bulletin will no longer publish daily lessons reminders. While we are looking at ways of replacing these with an alternative regular reminder, we ask that Years 5 and 6 boys and their parents check MyGrammar and write lesson reminders into personal diaries.
Head of Music
Audition Notice – War of the Worlds: Cyborg Edition
Years 9 and 10
Auditions are now open for the Years 9 and 10 Junior Dramatic Production, War of the Worlds: Cyborg Edition. Auditions close tomorrow.
Set over the course of 10 years, this fast-paced fragmented story is the last-known record of humankind. War of the Worlds: Cyborg Edition will be a 30 minute single-issue podcast which can be downloaded by the audience. The audio horror-book meets high-octane theatrical experiment will be professionally recorded.
Please refer to the Audition Pack for the relevant information, including the rehearsal schedule and audition process.
We are working towards the proposed GPS Cross Country Championships date of Wednesday 29 July (Term 3, Week 3). There is likely to be one lead up meet early in Term 3.
While boys have been training independently due to social distancing restrictions, it is now time to recommence small school-based group training in a limited capacity.
On Thursday and Friday, we conducted a number of 3km time trials. Unfortunately, numbers have to be limited based on ability due to restrictions that remain in place. Please understand that restricting numbers is against our regular philosophy. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming community that values all boys irrespective of ability.
School-based training will start next week for selected boys. These boys have been contacted directly to communicate training times.
All boys should be following the training plan via MyGrammar, regardless of whether they have been selected for school-based sessions or not. Boys should be working towards being in peak condition for the GPS Cross Country Championships.
- BGS Art Show
- P&F Association Annual General Meeting | Thursday 18 June
- P&F Auxiliary | Connect - Care - Contribute
- Volunteer Roster
- 2020 Calendar
- Upcoming Events
- BGS150 History Book
2020 heralds a new era in the BGS Art Show’s 51-year history, with an online exhibition of 2D works titled Iridescence.
The term ‘iridescence’ describes how surfaces may appear to change colour with changes in viewing angle and light. The Art Support Group chose this theme to emphasise how people can view situations differently if they change their perspective. The past few months have required us to see much of everyday life differently, and Iridescence aims to capture the idiosyncrasies of the world we live in.
Our featured artist, Lyn Barnes, hails from Quilpie in the Channel Country, south western Queensland. When Barnes was invited to be the 2020 BGS feature artist, Quilpie was gripped by a cruel drought, living up to its nickname ‘Heartbreak Corner’. Rains fell in November 2019, and water flows through the Channel Country once more. In our exhibition, Barnes will present works illustrating the iridescence of the Channel Country now that it has been replenished by life-giving water.
The BGS Art Show is not a student exhibition but rather a collection of professional artists works available for sale. It is organised by parent volunteers in the Art Support Group. Many works held in the BGS Art Collection have been acquired through purchases at this event using funds raised from the show. Other funds are directed towards Art education at BGS.
We are fortunate to receive wonderful support from sponsors each year. Traditionally the BGS Art Show plays a significant role in our community – from inspiring students seeing the collection in the lead-up to the show, to parents and guests celebrating and purchasing professional art works on the Gala Opening Night.
In addition, the BGS Art Show demonstrates to the wider community during Open Day that BGS truly offers a broad liberal education that values cocurricular activities and the Arts.
It is a special event that brings the school community together to include past, present and future students, along with their families.
Angela McCormack - Head of Art
Bronwyn Jerrard - President Art Support Group
P&F Annual General Meeting | Thursday 18 June 2020 at 6.30pm
The Brisbane Grammar School Parents’ and Friends’ Association (Inc.) (“BGS P&F”) AGM, which was postponed from 18 March 2020, will now be held on Thursday 18 June 2020 at 6.30pm in The Lilley Centre Function Room at BGS.
Given the current restrictions due to COVID-19, a maximum of 13 people are permitted to be physically present at the meeting, in addition to the P&F office bearers and School representatives. If you wish to attend in person, please email the BGS Alumni & Community Relations Manager at Carla.Hardy@brisbanegrammar.com. Places will be allocated on a strictly first in basis.
The meeting will also be streamed via Microsoft Teams, allowing additional members to attend virtually. If you wish to join the online stream, you can obtain link details and instructions for participating by contacting BGS Alumni & Community Relations Manager at Carla.Hardy@brisbanegrammar.com or 07 3834 5206.
P&F Association parent members (all parents and guardians of students currently attending Brisbane Grammar School) and friend members (those accepted as a member following application) are entitled to attend and vote.
The voluntary positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will be declared vacant at the AGM.
- A nomination of Justin Beirne for the position of President has been proposed by Craig Chapman, and seconded by Kristine Luke.
- A nomination of Nicola Rahman for the position of Vice President has been proposed by Simon Tolhurst, and seconded by Chris Smith.
- A nomination of Kristine Luke for the position of Secretary has been proposed by Simon Tolhurst, and seconded by Craig Chapman.
- A nomination of Chris Smith for the position of Treasurer has been proposed by Wendy Smith, and seconded by Kristine Luke.
Further enquiries should be directed to the P&F Management Committee Secretary at Kristine.Luke@gmail.com.
The P&F Auxiliary is a subcommittee of the P&F Association that facilitates fundraising and fosters parent fellowship and the sense of strong community at Brisbane Grammar School. All profits are returned to the School to enhance the experience for students and families.
The Tuckshop and Grammar Shop are currently operating cash-free, so please plan accordingly. Safety guidelines regarding social distancing and hand sanitising will continue in both locations.
Grammar Shop MSA card payment
The Grammar Shop now accepts payment via the My Student Account (MSA) cards, which students currently use in the Tuckshop. Please ensure your son’s MSA card is sufficiently topped up before planning to purchase items from the Grammar Shop.
For those families who use the MSA card daily spend limit function, many Grammar Shop purchases will be over the set daily spend. Grammar Shop staff have the ability to override daily spend limits when requested. However, this will also mean that the student’s full daily spend has been exhausted and will not leave them any funds available for the Tuckshop that day. We recommend that parents remove the daily spend limit for the day that their son is planning to make a Grammar Shop purchase.
Open weekdays before school, during breaks and at lunchtime.
The Tuckshop’s latest menu is now available via MyGrammar > P&F Auxiliary > Tuckshop > Tuckshop Menu. The menu includes old favourites and a few new items to enjoy. Hot meals, salads, sandwiches, wraps and muffins are prepared fresh on-site daily, along with selected pies, sushi, snacks and drinks.
Please recharge your MSA cards here.
Open weekdays from 7.30am to 11.00am.
To maintain social distancing parameters of 1.5m, it is not appropriate for our staff to fit uniforms. Parents are welcome to come to the shop and fit their son/s themselves.
Please call the Grammar Shop on 07 3834 5347 to discuss your needs. We can take orders and payments, place credits on accounts, and arrange for collection or delivery of items on a case-by-case basis.
Message from the P&F Auxiliary President |Friday 22 May
We are very excited to invite you back to help us feed and kit out the boys for the remainder of Term 2.
In response to COVID-19, there will be a few changes to how we operate for the safety of the boys, staff and volunteers. We hope you can embrace them to ensure a smooth and seamless return to school for everyone.
If you are feeling unwell or experiencing any flu-like symptoms on your roster day, please inform Roster Secretary Wendy Smith or your Team Captain. Please do not come to the School. At the start of a shift, volunteers are required to read and sign a declaration stating they are not experiencing any symptoms, have not recently travelled or been in contact with a COVID-19 case. This is a requirement mandated by the School, and the Auxiliary must forward all declarations to the BGS Risk and Compliance Manager as part of the School’s health and safety protocol.
The Grammar Shop and Tuckshop are cleaned professionally every day, and high-touch surfaces are cleaned multiple times a day. This ensures our shops meet the necessary hygiene standards. In addition, on arrival, all volunteers and visitors to the shops will be required to sanitise their hands using the sanitisers provided. Both shops are now completely cash-free.
Clear signage and markers have been placed around the Grammar Shop and the Tuckshop to ensure appropriate social distancing. Other measures, specific to each shop, are also in place.
Grammar Shop volunteers will not fit boys’ uniforms to ensure the 1.5m social distancing rule. Space constraints require we limit volunteer numbers in the Grammar Shop to four people at a time. If you volunteer on a day that has more than four volunteers, we will be in touch to discuss a different shift or a rotation.
The number of people allowed in the Tuckshop at one time is also restricted. To meet the guidelines, three shifts of volunteers will work each day. The breakfast shift will require one volunteer, and the morning tea and lunch shifts will each require four volunteers. Wendy will liaise with Tuckshop Captains in the week leading up to your roster day to assist with either:
- filling places in each shift; or
- staying for a full day but alternating sub-groups of four volunteers from each roster group by month.
We know that one of the joys of volunteering in the Grammar Shop and the Tuckshop is catching up with friends. However, we hope you will bear with us until the restrictions are eased. We thank you in advance your understanding, flexibility and patience while we overcome the initial challenges.
Questions or concerns
We appreciate some of you may not be ready to return to volunteering in the Grammar Shop or the Tuckshop due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact either:
- Roster Secretary Wendy Smith (email@example.com or 0414 693 639); or
- P&F Auxiliary President Berthine Ommensen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0449 880 220).
Finally, on behalf of the Grammar Shop and Tuckshop teams, the Auxiliary extends a warm welcome back to our volunteers. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all again!
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