The Anglican school comes under fire for dropping its formal year 12 but keeping the fundraising ball
Exclusive $ 50,000-a-year Anglican school comes under fire from posh parents for dropping formal Volume 12 due to coronavirus fears – as annual fundraising ball continues
- The Anglican Church Grammar School, in Brisbane, formally canceled year 12
- The boys’ exclusive private school stopped the April dance about the fears of COVID-19
- On Wednesday it was announced that the annual collection ball would still run
- Furious parents have campaigned against the school’s decision to withdraw money
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Parents are outraged that an exclusive private school canceled year 12, but declined to do the same for a fundraising ball.
The Anglican Church Grammar School, in East Brisbane, told parents yesterday that higher vocational education had been dropped due to the fears of the corona virus.
The private boys’ school, which costs parents $ 50,000 a year for students boarding, is scheduled to host the dance of year 12 on April 2.
Parents have accused the school of prioritizing profits for their students by withdrawing the formal, but not the lucrative, fundraising campaign.
“The school puts profits above the boys’ rite of passage and the formal should be kept instead of the ball,” said an enraged mother The courier post.
The exclusive Anglican Church Grammar School (photo) in East Brisbane canceled the year 12 due to coronavirus fears, but postpones a fundraising ball for later this year
Parents viewed the fundraising ball that was prioritized as the school’s attempt to make money.
Facebook posts and a collective petition are now pressuring the school to end the fundraiser in favor of year 12.
The campaign mom said, “We understand that the coronavirus is serious, but we expected that the formal suspension would not be canceled out of hand without room for discussion.”
Many parents have also appealed the decision to Churchie’s high school principal Rod Olsen.
Olsen sent the parents an email on Wednesday to let them know that the 2020 senior formula has been canceled due to fear of COVID-19.
The email said, “We understand this will cause great disappointment, but based on current government advice against large gatherings, it would not be in the boys ‘and their guests’ interest to continue with this event.”
He said the Ball fundraiser was a priority for recast and would take place later in term 3 or 4.
The email encouraged all seniors and their parents to attend the event.
A spokesperson for the Anglican Church Grammar School told Daily Mail Australia that the ball was not a fundraiser and only received a ticket to cover the costs.
Both public and private high schools across the country have been forced to postpone their senior formals amid the coronavirus crisis.
Churchie’s (photo) parents were furious that the school thought the ball was more important than the formal one