Anglican Schools Australia
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Anglican Schools Australia (ASA) website. We hope this resource, and its links to other sources, will provide Anglican school leaders, chaplains, senior staff and board members with information and advice that enables them to successfully lead and manage their schools. We hope you will use this website as a means of communicating with colleagues at other Anglican schools as well as with ASA staff.
The next ASA Conference will be held in Melbourne on 7-8 August 2020.
The Conference Organising Committee has chosen Intersection as the theme.
ASA encourages principals, chaplains, senior staff, members of school councils and clergy to attend the conference.
As well a full conference program, the official program is preceded by a Chaplains' Networking Program and an Emerging Leaders Program.
The ASA Management Committee is mindful that the cost of attending the conference is a significant one for some schools, and offers a number of limited sponsored places to allow key staff to attend. This year there are varying levels of sponsorship, with schools able to apply for registration only, or in special circumstances, registration and accommodation and/or travel costs.
Applications close on Tuesday 30 June 2020.
The 2020 Conference Program is coming soon.
The 2020 Registration Form is coming soon.
Following the success of the inaugural ASA Student Celebration, launched at the 2019 Conference in Hobart, ASA looks forward to including this opportunity again at the 2020 Conference in Melbourne. The Student Celebration is aimed at including students in our annual Conference by inviting schools to select a community service or service learning project and make a two-minute student video to showcase this. One video from each State will be screened throughout the ASA Conference, and the selected school from the Conference home state, will be given a short time slot to show their video clip and speak about their service project. We look forward to showing the videos at the 2020 conference and sharing some of the great service projects undertaken at Anglican schools.
ASA's paper on the Anglican identity of our schools was published in April 2019 (ASA News, April 2019). Following a forum held in Melbourne in 2018, The Reverend Dr Daniel Heischman authored the paper, Enhancing our Anglican Identity.
Dr Heischman conducted workshops around the nation in the lead up to the 2019 Conference in Hobart where he spoke to his paper during his keynote presentation.
Click on the links below for a message from Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne and Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Dr Philip Freier, to Australia's school students.
ASA launched its second strategic plan, Strategic Plan 2020, in August 2016. This plan which grew out of the achievements of our first strategic plan is guiding the network's development.
The following five key priorities form the basis of our plan:
In addition, ASA continues to build alliances with Anglican agencies; to encourage New Zealand Anglican schools to join our network; and to support the work of Anglican schools as faith-inspired communities of learning.
Click here to read Strategic Plan 2020.
To enhance our online presence and immediacy of contact with our members, ASA launched its Facebook Page, 'Anglican Schools Australia', in mid-2016 to profile the network on social media. Within days more than 100 people had viewed the page and it continues to gain traction. We encourage members to visit the site, like it and post articles about your schools. Click here to go to the page.
Our chaplains also established a closed Facebook Page, 'ASA Chaplains', as a way of keeping in touch, sharing ideas and resources, and supporting one another. The page, which has 70 members, was initially seen as a forum for discussing ideas in preparation for the Chaplains' Networking Day at the Adelaide Conference. It is fast becoming the key means by which chaplains keep in contact with one another.
Mrs Judith Tudball