Anglican schools are an important part of the mission of the Church, bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to thousands of students and families who might not learn about Christian faith. For many years I have been a regular attender at the annual ASA Conference and appreciative of all aspects of Anglican schools from the religious studies curriculum to the worship life and the social justice projects which schools take into the community.
Anglican Schools Australia has a crucial task to promote and celebrate the Christian and Anglican character of our schools. Representing the largest group of schools in the independent (non-Catholic) sector, it can also be a significant voice in dialogue with the Federal Government at a time when school funding, educational disadvantage, curriculum and chaplaincy are major agenda items.
I warmly commend and support the work of Anglican Schools Australia.
Grace and peace in Christ Jesus
The Most Reverend Dr Philip L Freier