More than 50 representatives from ASA Schools and the Anglican Church gathered in Melbourne in May to attend a forum on Anglican Identity in our schools. The forum examined the question, 'What is an Anglican school?' under the guidance of facilitator, The Reverend Dr Daniel Heischman, Executive Director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (USA). Representatives included Archbishops, Bishops, School Principals, Chairs of School Councils and School Chaplains.
The forum focussed on six principal components of Anglican identity in schools: faith, reason, ritual and worship, service, diversity, and character. The culmination of the discussion and feedback will be recorded in a paper produced by Dr Heischman and will serve to enhance the promotion of the unique value of Anglican schools.
Mr Adrian Farrer, Trinity Grammar School Kew, VIC (effective January 2020)
Mrs Tracey Gray, Sapphire Coast Anglican College, NSW
Mr James Webb (Co-Principal), Trades Norwest Anglican Senior College, NSW
Mr Stephen Webber, SCECGS Redlands, NSW (effective January 2020)
Ms Jackie Belot, Gippsland Grammar School, VIC
The Reverend David Entwistle, Swan Valley Anglican Community School, WA
Ms Cecilia Fairlie, Trinity Grammar School, VIC
The Reverend Tracey Gracey, Pulteney Grammar School, SA
The Reverend James Hale, Trinity Grammar School, VIC
The Reverend Gary Hillman, Walford Anglican School for Girls, SA
The Reverend Richard Pengelley, St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, WA
Mr Adrian Farrer, Cathedral College Wangaratta, VIC (effective December 2019)
Ms Polly Flanagan, Shelford Girls' Grammar, VIC
Mr Kerr Fulton-Peebles, Esperance Anglican Community School, WA (effective July 2019)
Mr Don Grimmett, Investigator College, SA
Mr Roy Kelley, Melbourne Grammar School, VIC (effective December 2019)
Dr Peter Lennox, SCECGS Redlands, NSW (effective December 2019)
Mr Colin May, Spphire Coast Anglican College, NSW
Mr Mike Millard, Pedare Christian College, SA (effective July 2019)
Mr Stephen Webber, Guildford Grammar School, WA (effective December 2019)
The Reverend Canon Nicki Colledge, St Margaret's Anglican Girls School, QLD
The Reverend Tracey Gracey, Walford Anglican School for Girls, SA
The Very Reverend Richard Pengelley, St George's Anglican Grammar School, WA
Our congratulations go to the following worthy recipients in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours for their services to education:
Barker College Head Phillip Heath was appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to education through executive roles, to creating greater opportunities for Indigenous students, and to professional associations.
The Member of the Order of Australia is awarded for service in a particular locality or field of activity to a particular group.
Former Hale School Headmaster John Inverarity was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to education, and to cricket as a player, captain, coach and national selector.
Member of the Board of Governors at Walford Anglican School for Girls, Richard Dennis was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community of South Australia through a range of voluntary organisations, and to the Anglican Church of Australia.
Former Ivanhoe Grammar School Chair and Director Peter Kempen was awarded an Honorary Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for signficant service to the community through executive roles with a range of health organisations, to education, and to the accountancy profession.
The Chair of Cobram Anglican Grammar School Council, Trevor Noonan was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to the community of Cobram.
The Medal of the Order of Australia is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition.
The former Principal/Headmaster of St Peter's College, Canberra Grammar School and Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, Simon Murray was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to secondary education, and to professional associations.
The former Director General of the Department of Education and CEO of the Department of Education Services, Peter Browne was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to education in Western Australia. He is also a former Deputy Chair of the John Wollaston Anglican School Council.
The Head of Creative Arts and Design Studies Faculty at St Aidan's Anglican Girls School, Dr James Cuskelly was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to music education.
Chair of the Snowy Mountains Grammar School Board, Michael Jones was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to education. Mr Jones has served as a Director, Chairman and Member of a number of Anglican school boards.
Catherine Hanrahan, ABC, 30 May 2017
School funding has been a hot topic since the Federal Government announced plans to change how much money it gives to schools around the country. But do you understand how our schools get their money? Here are some jargon-free facts to clarify how it works. (And seriously, we promise we won't mention Gonski.)
Sophie Meixner, ABC Tropical North, 7 March 2017
Matthew Knott, The Age, 27 September 2016
Jared Owens, The Australian, 28 September 2016
Teachers voted top of the class in the Ethics Index published by the Governance Institute of Australia on Wednesday 20 July.
More than 1000 people participated in the survey. The survey found that on the whole Australians think our society is 'somewhat
ethical'. Sectors providing social services such as education, health and charities had positive ethical ratings whereas banking and
finance, politicians, the 'corporate sector', the media and real estse agents scored poorly.
Ethics survey: Banking, media and big business on the nose, The Age, 20 July 2016
The Guardian (Australian Edition), July 11, 2016
Two high-achieving educators are transforming the way maths is taught in schools with a revolutionary online learning module that
matches lessons with pupil understanding at every stage. For Justin Matthys and Richard Wilson Maths Pathway is just the beginning.
They aim to use their idea in other subjects as well.
Rick Morton, Social Affairs Editor, The Weekend Australian, The Inquirer, February 27-28, 2016, page 19.
Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training
THE CHALLENGE OF WORLD-CLASS HIGHER EDUCATION, 1 OCTOBER 2015
Click here to read Senator Birmingham's address.
Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training
Media Release, 13 October 2015
Click here to read Senator Birmingham's media release.
The Hon Kate Ellis MP, Shadow Minister for Education; Shadow Minister for Early Childhood; Member for Adelaide
Tuesday 29 September 2015
Click here to read Kate Ellis's address.
Hedley Thomas, National Chief Correspondent
THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN, 3-4 OCTOBER, p.1 and p.4.
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (online) 5 OCTOBER 2015