Parent Information

Parent Information

Parent Lounge

Parent Lounge Access

Calvary Christian College has a parent portal called “Parent Lounge” which provides a range of functionality to parents.

Parent Lounge Login


Your username and password is provided via email once your child has enrolled in the College. 




Once inside Parent Lounge there is a range of functions you can access:

  • STUDENT DETAILS - allows you to view details about your students (including their attendance and current timetable Middle and Senior School only and specialist timetable in Junior School)
  • ACADEMIC REPORTS - allows you to view, save and print the academic reports of your student/students
  • SCHOOL CALENDAR -allows you to view upcoming College events
  • SCHOOL LINKS - allows you to view certain College documents
  • UPDATE DETAILS - allows you to correct/update the College with details

Calvary App

The Calvary App is another way to access Parent Lounge and can be used for:

  • Submitting an Absentee
  • Ordering Tuckshop
  • Communications from our Principal and Heads of School
  • Viewing daily notices, reminders and the College Calendar
  • Booking parent teacher interviews
  • Paying school fees  
  • Approval of permission forms for excursions or other College activities 
  • Viewing student information: pastoral care notifications, sick bay alerts, academic reports, student medical information 
  • Parent Lounge access 
  • Helpful quick links

 

Downloading the App

The College App can be downloaded on your smart phone by using this download link* or by going to the App Store/Google Play and search for 'Parent Orbit'. The school code is calvarycc.

 

* Please note the link will only work on a device that has access to the App Store or Google Play. 

 

App How To Guide 

The College has put together an App how to guide. The guide can be downloaded here. Please review this guide for a summary on how to use the College app. 

Parent Manuals

Please see the parent manuals for information regarding:

  • Arrival and departure procedures
  • Student absences/late arrivals
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Camps, Excursions and Incursions
  • Chapel and assembly
  • Communication
  • Clubs and sport
  • Home learning
  • Medical care
  • Real Life Christian Church and College Council

 

Term Dates

2024

TERM 1 (10 weeks) Monday 22 January - Thursday 28 March 2024

TERM 2 (9 weeks) Monday 15 April - Friday 14 June 2024

TERM 3 (10 weeks) Tuesday 9 July - Friday 13 September 2024

TERM 4 (9 weeks) Tuesday 30 September - Wednesday 4 December 2024

 

2025

TERM 1 (10 weeks) Tuesday 28 January - Friday 4 April 2025 

TERM 2 (9 weeks) Tuesday 22 April - Friday 20 June 2025

TERM 3 (10 weeks) Tuesday 15 July - Friday 19 September 2025

TERM 4 (9 weeks) Tuesday 7 October - Wednesday 4 December 2025

Our School Day

Junior School Carbrook

 

Start and Finish Times:

8:40am -3:00pm

 

Drop-off procedures:

In the morning, we have teachers on duty in the Western Carpark from 8am. At 8.20am, the students move down to the Junior School where there are also teachers on duty until the students enter class at 8.40am.

 

Pick-up procedures:

Children collected via drive-through:

The drive-by “Pick-Up Point” area is adjacent to the Calvary Community Centre.

There will be a teacher on duty at the pick-up point, moving cars along and ensuring the safety of the students. If your child is not at the pick-up point on your arrival you may need to drive around and re-enter the queue.

It is the parent’s responsibility to inform their child they will be collected from the quick pick-up. An email to the class teacher to notify them is recommended for the little ones.

 

Children Who Are Physically Collected by Their Parents

Children are seated in allocated class areas under the western hanger at the Western Carpark from 3pm. Each child is asked to say “good afternoon” to the teacher to indicate they are now in the care of their parent or caregiver.

 

Older Siblings and Bus Children

Bus children and those with siblings in the Middle and Senior school remain seated until 3.15pm. At this time, the bus children proceed to the buses, and the children left remain in the care of the duty teacher.

 

OSHC

Prep-6 - If your child attends Outside School Care, they will be dropped to the OSHC room between 3.00-3.10pm.

 

 

Junior School Springwood:

 

Start and Finish Times:

8:40am -3:00pm

 

Drop-off and pick-up procedures:

Drop off and pick up via the turning circle is preferred. (Prep’s are normally dropped off and collected at their classrooms.) Otherwise parking on Dennis Road or up at Real Life Christian Church. We also have the Church Area afternoon collection, where the students are taken up the hill by the teachers to be collected by parents waiting at the church lawn.

 

Middle & Senior School

 

Start and Finish Times:

8.35am-3.20pm

 

Drop-off procedure:

In the morning we have teachers on duty in the Western Carpark from 8am.

 

Pick-up procedure:

Quick pick-up is from the Western Car Park Hanger. Students are allowed to walk out to parked cars in the car park. At 3.45pm any MSS students not picked up wait in Classroom M4 with a Supervision Teacher until 4.30pm. All students should be collected by 4.30pm.

Community Facebook Groups

Keep up to date with what is happening with your child at school by joining our closed group community pages for parents.

Book Lists

Uniforms

Café (Happy Hens and Mango Cafe)

Mango Cafe - Carbrook Campus

The cafe opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 1.40pm during the term. 

 

Happy Hens - Springwood Campus

Happy Hens Cafe is open from 7.40am - 8.40am Tuesdays & Thursdays.

 

Ordering 

Ordering is easy and is done through the Calvary App. Simply sign in using ‘my student account’. Your username and password are the same details used to access parent lounge. 

Your username and password are the parent code and the password sent to you in the ‘parent lounge login’ email. If you do not have your login details, please contact reception.

Bus Information

The College bus service operates 6 bus routes. The routes include set pick-up/drop-off points. 

 

The College bus service visits a large number of council bus stops within the Logan, Brisbane and Redland council areas.  Bus routes start from Browns Plains, Rochedale, Springwood, Capalaba, Redland Bay, Victoria Point and Thornlands.  

 

The service runs like a public transport service but only Calvary students will be served by the Calvary bus runs. Parents will be able to track their bus route to determine where the bus is during the run. 

 

2024 Bus Routes Interactive Map

 

2024 Bus Fees 

  • Zone 1 – 0km – 5km (including Intercampus Run*) - $1.50 per trip
  • Zone 2 – 5.1 km – 15km - $3.90 per trip
  • Zone 3 – 15.1km and beyond - $4.50 per trip
  • Term Passes can be purchased for each zone which includes a 10% discount. Term passes are at fixed rates for the Term regardless of usage. Credits to Term passes will not be offered if a student is unable to use the bus on a given day. 
  • Bookings are essential and chargers will occur through the App.
  • Refer to your welcome email for more information.

*Intercampus Run is campus to campus only. 

 

Intercampus Bus

The intercampus bus fee structure is outlined below: - 

  • $1.50 charge per trip; Or 
  • Book for the whole term to be eligible for a 10% discount. 
  • The intercampus bus is identified as Zone 1


Bus Siblings - Springwood Campus 

The College provides a supervision service each morning and afternoon for Springwood based students who have siblings that use the Intercampus bus to and from Carbrook. 

The cost of using the Bus Siblings program in the afternoon is $2.50 per day which will be invoiced on a weekly basis.  The College also provides the opportunity to pay a discounted Term Fee for this service. 

The fee for 2024 is $100 per Term.  The Term fee covers attendance for the afternoon for the full Term regardless of whether the student utilises the service or not. The booking period expires after the first Friday of the Term and an invoice will be issued during week 2 of each Term.

 

2024 Bus Silbings Booking Form (Springwood Campus only)

 

Student Transport Service - Information Guide

 

Please contact bus@calvarycc.qld.edu.au if you have any questions or need assistance with the College Bus Service.

Finance Forms

To learn more about Calvary Fees, download our fees below. Plus, our fee calculator helps you work out fees based on how many children you are looking to enrol. Please email fees@calvarycc.qld.edu.au with any specific questions.

Calvary Performing Arts

Private Instrumental Music Lessons: Enrolment Form

 

Instrumental Music Manual: Manual

2025 Scholarship Applications

2025 Academic Scholarship Applications

 

The College offers scholarships for either Academic Excellence or Excellence (in Sport, Music or other cocurricular contribution e.g. Show Team, Debating).

 

Academic and Excellence Scholarships are available for 2025. Scholarships recognise students’ exceptional performance and contributions to our community.

 

Academic scholarships:

Students entering Year 7, 9 and 11 in 2025. Apply below by 21 February 2024. Students entering Year 5 apply using this form: Click Here. The exams are held at the College Carbrook campus on Saturday 2 March 2024.

 

Excellence scholarships:

Students entering Years 5 – 12 in 2025 apply by 21 February 2024. 

 

Students may apply for either or BOTH categories but may only hold one scholarship. Successful candidates will be awarded in the category where they benefit most. 

 

Scholarship Exam Details

Exam Date Registrations Open Registrations Close Cost
Saturday 02 March 2024 Thursday 10 August 2023 Wednesday 21 February 2024 $120

Who Is Eligible:

If you are entering Year 5 in 2025 please apply by 21 February 2024. There is no charge, please use this form: Click Here

Apply for a level 1 ACER Scholarship Test if your child will enter Year 7 in 2025.

Scholarship candidates are required to undertake an Academic Aptitude Assessment through the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER).

Apply for a level 2 ACER Scholarship Test if your child will enter Year 9 in 2025.
Scholarship candidates are required to undertake an Academic Aptitude Assessment through the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER).

Apply for a level 3 ACER Scholarship Test if your child will enter Year 11 in 2025.
Scholarship candidates are required to undertake an Academic Aptitude Assessment through the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER).

Please email scholarships@calvarycc.qld.edu.au with any questions or call the College on (07) 3287 6222.

 

APPLY NOW

 

2025 Excellence Scholarship Applications

The scholarship acknowledges excellence in particular area (e.g a sport, music), a student's learning progress, development of effective learning habits, cocurricular contribution as well as contribution to the community, primarily through the expression of our College strategic objectives: Exceptional Learning, Vibrant Community and Authentic Discipleship.

 

  • Applications will be considered annually, and offers made in Term 2 for the following academic year.
  • Excellence Scholarships have a two-year duration and are renewable.
  • On the basis of the student’s application and interview, the Scholarship Panel will make a scholarship offer of a value appropriate to the strength of the application.
  • There are a limited number of  Excellence Scholarships that can be awarded per year level. This may vary from year to year at the discretion of the College Principal.
  • Interested students are required to prepare a brief portfolio for the scholarship application and may be asked to attend an interview with a scholarship panel early in Term 2.
  • Scholarship holders will be announced by the end of May each year for the following year.

Please click on the Application Information link below to find out how to prepare your portfolio.

Portfolios must be submitted to reception between by 21 February 2024 for a 2025/6 scholarship award.

 

Kingdom Kids & OSHC

Our Kingdom Kids Early centres are nestled within our two Calvary Christian College Campuses, located in Carbrook and Springwood. Our Early Learning Precincts provide a program approach that is driven by both child inquiry. We provide quality education that best meets your child’s educational, social, emotional and spiritual needs. Please see the below link to the Kingdom Kids page or email kk.carbrook@unitingeducation.com.au or kk.springwood@untingeducation.com.au for more information.

 

Calvary Christian College OSHC is an approved service providing Before and After School Care and Vacation Care to College families as well as those from the surrounding community. 

 

Hours of Operation

 

Carbrook Campus

Monday to Friday:

Before School Care: 6:30am-8:30am

After School Care: 3:00pm-6:30pm

Vacation Care 6:30am-6:30pm

Ph: 0403 700 660 

Landline: 07 3209 0078

Email: Carbrook.OSHC@unitingeducation.com.au

 

Springwood Campus
Monday to Friday:

Before School Care: 7:00am – 8.40am

After School Care: 3.00pm – 6.00pm 

Vacation Care: 7.00am – 6.00pm 

Ph: 0431 502 635

Email: Springwood.OSHC@unitingeducation.com.au

 

Fee Structure

 

Term Time: 

Before School Care - $35.50After School Care - $39.50
Before and After School Care combo - $72.00

*Deal valid for bookings of before and after school care within the same day 

Vacation Care: Standard day – $79.50

* Excursions and Incursions to be charged additionally 

 

Child Care Benefits subsidy is available for eligible families. 

 

Our Program and our People

OSHC at Calvary is a fun and inviting place. All children are made to feel welcomed by trained and professional staff who have a passion for working with children. Each of our Educators are trained in the National Quality Framework and create programs based on the developmental needs of all the children. We are a play/fun based centre that fosters relationships between children and builds their own relationships with God. 

 

Parent Lounge

Parent Lounge Access

Calvary Christian College has a parent portal called “Parent Lounge” which provides a range of functionality to parents.

Parent Lounge Login


Your username and password is provided via email once your child has enrolled in the College. 




Once inside Parent Lounge there is a range of functions you can access:

  • STUDENT DETAILS - allows you to view details about your students (including their attendance and current timetable Middle and Senior School only and specialist timetable in Junior School)
  • ACADEMIC REPORTS - allows you to view, save and print the academic reports of your student/students
  • SCHOOL CALENDAR -allows you to view upcoming College events
  • SCHOOL LINKS - allows you to view certain College documents
  • UPDATE DETAILS - allows you to correct/update the College with details

Calvary App

The Calvary App is another way to access Parent Lounge and can be used for:

  • Submitting an Absentee
  • Ordering Tuckshop
  • Communications from our Principal and Heads of School
  • Viewing daily notices, reminders and the College Calendar
  • Booking parent teacher interviews
  • Paying school fees  
  • Approval of permission forms for excursions or other College activities 
  • Viewing student information: pastoral care notifications, sick bay alerts, academic reports, student medical information 
  • Parent Lounge access 
  • Helpful quick links

 

Downloading the App

The College App can be downloaded on your smart phone by using this download link* or by going to the App Store/Google Play and search for 'Parent Orbit'. The school code is calvarycc.

 

* Please note the link will only work on a device that has access to the App Store or Google Play. 

 

App How To Guide 

The College has put together an App how to guide. The guide can be downloaded here. Please review this guide for a summary on how to use the College app. 

Parent Manuals

Please see the parent manuals for information regarding:

  • Arrival and departure procedures
  • Student absences/late arrivals
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Camps, Excursions and Incursions
  • Chapel and assembly
  • Communication
  • Clubs and sport
  • Home learning
  • Medical care
  • Real Life Christian Church and College Council

 

Term Dates

2024

TERM 1 (10 weeks) Monday 22 January - Thursday 28 March 2024

TERM 2 (9 weeks) Monday 15 April - Friday 14 June 2024

TERM 3 (10 weeks) Tuesday 9 July - Friday 13 September 2024

TERM 4 (9 weeks) Tuesday 30 September - Wednesday 4 December 2024

 

2025

TERM 1 (10 weeks) Tuesday 28 January - Friday 4 April 2025 

TERM 2 (9 weeks) Tuesday 22 April - Friday 20 June 2025

TERM 3 (10 weeks) Tuesday 15 July - Friday 19 September 2025

TERM 4 (9 weeks) Tuesday 7 October - Wednesday 4 December 2025

Our School Day

Junior School Carbrook

 

Start and Finish Times:

8:40am -3:00pm

 

Drop-off procedures:

In the morning, we have teachers on duty in the Western Carpark from 8am. At 8.20am, the students move down to the Junior School where there are also teachers on duty until the students enter class at 8.40am.

 

Pick-up procedures:

Children collected via drive-through:

The drive-by “Pick-Up Point” area is adjacent to the Calvary Community Centre.

There will be a teacher on duty at the pick-up point, moving cars along and ensuring the safety of the students. If your child is not at the pick-up point on your arrival you may need to drive around and re-enter the queue.

It is the parent’s responsibility to inform their child they will be collected from the quick pick-up. An email to the class teacher to notify them is recommended for the little ones.

 

Children Who Are Physically Collected by Their Parents

Children are seated in allocated class areas under the western hanger at the Western Carpark from 3pm. Each child is asked to say “good afternoon” to the teacher to indicate they are now in the care of their parent or caregiver.

 

Older Siblings and Bus Children

Bus children and those with siblings in the Middle and Senior school remain seated until 3.15pm. At this time, the bus children proceed to the buses, and the children left remain in the care of the duty teacher.

 

OSHC

Prep-6 - If your child attends Outside School Care, they will be dropped to the OSHC room between 3.00-3.10pm.

 

 

Junior School Springwood:

 

Start and Finish Times:

8:40am -3:00pm

 

Drop-off and pick-up procedures:

Drop off and pick up via the turning circle is preferred. (Prep’s are normally dropped off and collected at their classrooms.) Otherwise parking on Dennis Road or up at Real Life Christian Church. We also have the Church Area afternoon collection, where the students are taken up the hill by the teachers to be collected by parents waiting at the church lawn.

 

Middle & Senior School

 

Start and Finish Times:

8.35am-3.20pm

 

Drop-off procedure:

In the morning we have teachers on duty in the Western Carpark from 8am.

 

Pick-up procedure:

Quick pick-up is from the Western Car Park Hanger. Students are allowed to walk out to parked cars in the car park. At 3.45pm any MSS students not picked up wait in Classroom M4 with a Supervision Teacher until 4.30pm. All students should be collected by 4.30pm.

Community Facebook Groups

Keep up to date with what is happening with your child at school by joining our closed group community pages for parents.

Book Lists

Uniforms

Café (Happy Hens and Mango Cafe)

Mango Cafe - Carbrook Campus

The cafe opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 1.40pm during the term. 

 

Happy Hens - Springwood Campus

Happy Hens Cafe is open from 7.40am - 8.40am Tuesdays & Thursdays.

 

Ordering 

Ordering is easy and is done through the Calvary App. Simply sign in using ‘my student account’. Your username and password are the same details used to access parent lounge. 

Your username and password are the parent code and the password sent to you in the ‘parent lounge login’ email. If you do not have your login details, please contact reception.

Bus Information

The College bus service operates 6 bus routes. The routes include set pick-up/drop-off points. 

 

The College bus service visits a large number of council bus stops within the Logan, Brisbane and Redland council areas.  Bus routes start from Browns Plains, Rochedale, Springwood, Capalaba, Redland Bay, Victoria Point and Thornlands.  

 

The service runs like a public transport service but only Calvary students will be served by the Calvary bus runs. Parents will be able to track their bus route to determine where the bus is during the run. 

 

2024 Bus Routes Interactive Map

 

2024 Bus Fees 

  • Zone 1 – 0km – 5km (including Intercampus Run*) - $1.50 per trip
  • Zone 2 – 5.1 km – 15km - $3.90 per trip
  • Zone 3 – 15.1km and beyond - $4.50 per trip
  • Term Passes can be purchased for each zone which includes a 10% discount. Term passes are at fixed rates for the Term regardless of usage. Credits to Term passes will not be offered if a student is unable to use the bus on a given day. 
  • Bookings are essential and chargers will occur through the App.
  • Refer to your welcome email for more information.

*Intercampus Run is campus to campus only. 

 

Intercampus Bus

The intercampus bus fee structure is outlined below: - 

  • $1.50 charge per trip; Or 
  • Book for the whole term to be eligible for a 10% discount. 
  • The intercampus bus is identified as Zone 1


Bus Siblings - Springwood Campus 

The College provides a supervision service each morning and afternoon for Springwood based students who have siblings that use the Intercampus bus to and from Carbrook. 

The cost of using the Bus Siblings program in the afternoon is $2.50 per day which will be invoiced on a weekly basis.  The College also provides the opportunity to pay a discounted Term Fee for this service. 

The fee for 2024 is $100 per Term.  The Term fee covers attendance for the afternoon for the full Term regardless of whether the student utilises the service or not. The booking period expires after the first Friday of the Term and an invoice will be issued during week 2 of each Term.

 

2024 Bus Silbings Booking Form (Springwood Campus only)

 

Student Transport Service - Information Guide

 

Please contact bus@calvarycc.qld.edu.au if you have any questions or need assistance with the College Bus Service.

Finance Forms

To learn more about Calvary Fees, download our fees below. Plus, our fee calculator helps you work out fees based on how many children you are looking to enrol. Please email fees@calvarycc.qld.edu.au with any specific questions.

Calvary Performing Arts

Private Instrumental Music Lessons: Enrolment Form

 

Instrumental Music Manual: Manual

2025 Scholarship Applications

2025 Academic Scholarship Applications

 

The College offers scholarships for either Academic Excellence or Excellence (in Sport, Music or other cocurricular contribution e.g. Show Team, Debating).

 

Academic and Excellence Scholarships are available for 2025. Scholarships recognise students’ exceptional performance and contributions to our community.

 

Academic scholarships:

Students entering Year 7, 9 and 11 in 2025. Apply below by 21 February 2024. Students entering Year 5 apply using this form: Click Here. The exams are held at the College Carbrook campus on Saturday 2 March 2024.

 

Excellence scholarships:

Students entering Years 5 – 12 in 2025 apply by 21 February 2024. 

 

Students may apply for either or BOTH categories but may only hold one scholarship. Successful candidates will be awarded in the category where they benefit most. 

 

Scholarship Exam Details

Exam Date Registrations Open Registrations Close Cost
Saturday 02 March 2024 Thursday 10 August 2023 Wednesday 21 February 2024 $120

Who Is Eligible:

If you are entering Year 5 in 2025 please apply by 21 February 2024. There is no charge, please use this form: Click Here

Apply for a level 1 ACER Scholarship Test if your child will enter Year 7 in 2025.

Scholarship candidates are required to undertake an Academic Aptitude Assessment through the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER).

Apply for a level 2 ACER Scholarship Test if your child will enter Year 9 in 2025.
Scholarship candidates are required to undertake an Academic Aptitude Assessment through the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER).

Apply for a level 3 ACER Scholarship Test if your child will enter Year 11 in 2025.
Scholarship candidates are required to undertake an Academic Aptitude Assessment through the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER).

Please email scholarships@calvarycc.qld.edu.au with any questions or call the College on (07) 3287 6222.

 

APPLY NOW

 

2025 Excellence Scholarship Applications

The scholarship acknowledges excellence in particular area (e.g a sport, music), a student's learning progress, development of effective learning habits, cocurricular contribution as well as contribution to the community, primarily through the expression of our College strategic objectives: Exceptional Learning, Vibrant Community and Authentic Discipleship.

 

  • Applications will be considered annually, and offers made in Term 2 for the following academic year.
  • Excellence Scholarships have a two-year duration and are renewable.
  • On the basis of the student’s application and interview, the Scholarship Panel will make a scholarship offer of a value appropriate to the strength of the application.
  • There are a limited number of  Excellence Scholarships that can be awarded per year level. This may vary from year to year at the discretion of the College Principal.
  • Interested students are required to prepare a brief portfolio for the scholarship application and may be asked to attend an interview with a scholarship panel early in Term 2.
  • Scholarship holders will be announced by the end of May each year for the following year.

Please click on the Application Information link below to find out how to prepare your portfolio.

Portfolios must be submitted to reception between by 21 February 2024 for a 2025/6 scholarship award.

 

Kingdom Kids & OSHC

Our Kingdom Kids Early centres are nestled within our two Calvary Christian College Campuses, located in Carbrook and Springwood. Our Early Learning Precincts provide a program approach that is driven by both child inquiry. We provide quality education that best meets your child’s educational, social, emotional and spiritual needs. Please see the below link to the Kingdom Kids page or email kk.carbrook@unitingeducation.com.au or kk.springwood@untingeducation.com.au for more information.

 

Calvary Christian College OSHC is an approved service providing Before and After School Care and Vacation Care to College families as well as those from the surrounding community. 

 

Hours of Operation

 

Carbrook Campus

Monday to Friday:

Before School Care: 6:30am-8:30am

After School Care: 3:00pm-6:30pm

Vacation Care 6:30am-6:30pm

Ph: 0403 700 660 

Landline: 07 3209 0078

Email: Carbrook.OSHC@unitingeducation.com.au

 

Springwood Campus
Monday to Friday:

Before School Care: 7:00am – 8.40am

After School Care: 3.00pm – 6.00pm 

Vacation Care: 7.00am – 6.00pm 

Ph: 0431 502 635

Email: Springwood.OSHC@unitingeducation.com.au

 

Fee Structure

 

Term Time: 

Before School Care - $35.50After School Care - $39.50
Before and After School Care combo - $72.00

*Deal valid for bookings of before and after school care within the same day 

Vacation Care: Standard day – $79.50

* Excursions and Incursions to be charged additionally 

 

Child Care Benefits subsidy is available for eligible families. 

 

Our Program and our People

OSHC at Calvary is a fun and inviting place. All children are made to feel welcomed by trained and professional staff who have a passion for working with children. Each of our Educators are trained in the National Quality Framework and create programs based on the developmental needs of all the children. We are a play/fun based centre that fosters relationships between children and builds their own relationships with God.