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Chief Executive Officer Honoured

The Reverend Peter Laurence, ASA's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of the Anglican Schools Commission (WA) was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. He was awarded a Medal (OAM) in the General Division for his service to education.


Peter said he saw the award as a "huge honour for all of us in Anglican schooling. ... it has truly been a team effort, working alongside

so many wonderfully dedicated and passionate educators over the past 35 years. That's been the reward."


ASA congratulates Peter on this outstanding achievement.


School Appointments


Mr Justin Beckett, Trinity Anglican College, NSW/VIC

Mrs Kim Cohen, The Glennie School, QLD

Mr Dean Dell'Oro, Hale School, WA, effective Term 2, 2017

Mr Tony George, The King's School, NSW, effective Term 3, 2017

Ms Felicity House, Peter Carnley Anglican Community School, WA

Mr Paul Humble, The Riverina Anglican College, NSW

Mr Stuart Meade, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, QLD

Mr Craig Merritt, St Luke's Anglican School, QLD

Dr Julie Wilson Reynolds, St Hilda's School Gold Coast, QLD

Mr David Smith, Calrossy Anglican School, NSW



The Reverend Cheryl Absalom, John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, WA

The Reverend Patrick Duckworth, St Hilda's School, Gold Coast, QLD

The Reverend Jean-Pierre Schroeder, Hale School, WA




Mr Peter Crawley, St Hilda's School, QLD

Mr Warwick Dean, The Hutchins School, TAS), retiring December 2016

Dr Ian Grant, The Riverina Anglican College (NSW), retiring December 2016

Dr Timothy Hawkes, The King's School (NSW), retiring December 2016

Mr Stuart Meade, Hale School (WA), effective December 2016

Mrs Judith Poole, Abbotsleigh (NSW), effective December 2016

Dr John Vallance, Sydney Grammar School (NSW), effective April 2017

Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper, The Glennie School (QLD), effective December 2016



The Reverend Kim Cruickshank, Overnewton Anglican Community College, VIC

The Reverend Dougall Ethell, Hale School, WA

The Reverend Craig Foster, St Andrews Cathedral School, NSW

The Reverend Tony Murray-Feist, John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, WA


Articles and Presentations


'Don't treat us as an easy target': private schools issue warning over funding

Matthew Knott, The Age, 27 September 2016


'Bogeyman' of school funding

Jared Owens, The Australian, 28 September 2016


Teachers Top The Class

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


New teaching model gets better results from students

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.


Love in the age of Snapchat

Rick Morton, Social Affairs Editor, The Weekend Australian, The Inquirer, February 27-28, 2016, page 19.


Opening Keynote Address, Times Higher Education (THE) World Academic Summit, The University of Melbourne

Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training


Click here to read Senator Birmingham's address.


New standards raise the bar on university experience

Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training

Media Release, 13 October 2015

Click here to read Senator Birmingham's media release.


Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference, Dr Ann Shorten Memorial Address

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.


School refunds fees over abuse

Hedley Thomas, National Chief Correspondent



The Leader of the Opposition links penalty rates with private schooling

Tony Wright




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