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ASA Forum

More than 50 representatives from ASA Schools and the Anglican Church gathered in Melbourne this month 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.

 

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School Appointments

 

Principals

Mr Steven Davies, St Mark's Anglican Community School, WA

Dr Adam Forsyth, St Michael’s Collegiate School, TAS

Mr Ben Lomas, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, WA

Mr Gary O’Brien, Cannon Hill Anglican College, Qld (effective January 2019)

Mr Joe Wright, Fraser Coast Anglican College, Qld

 

 

 

Chaplains

The Reverend Helen-Jane Corr, All Saints’ College, WA

The Reverend Jason Hobba, The Kings School, NSW

The Reverend Eleanor O’Donnell, Hale School, WA (effective January 2019)

The Reverend Dr David Wilshire, Canberra Girls’ Grammar School, ACT

 

 

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Departures 

 

Principals

Mrs Jenny Ethell, Perth College, WA (effective December 2018)

Mrs Kim Kiepe, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, WA (effective December 2018)

 

 

Chaplains

The Reverend Thom Bull, Swan Valley Anglican Community School, WA

The Reverend Michael Dasey, Burgmann Anglican School, ACT

The Reverend Paul Harris, Canberra Girls’ Grammar School, ACT

The Reverend Sarah Hobba, Beaconsfield College, VIC

The Reverend Canon Geraldine Nixon, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, WA

The Reverend Eleanor O’Donnell, Ballarat Grammar, VIC

The Reverend Melanie Simms, Peter Carnley Anglican Community School, WA

 

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The 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours

Our congratulations go to the following worthy recipients in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours for their services to education:

 

Mr Phillip James Heath AM

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.

 

Mr Robert John Inverarity MBE AM

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.

 

Mr Richard John Dennis PSM AM

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.

 

Mr Peter Kempen AM

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.

 

 

Mr Trevor Humphrey Noonan OAM

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.

 

Mr Archibald Simon Murray OAM

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.

Mr Peter John Browne OAM

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.

 

Dr James Martin Cuskelly OAM

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. 

 

Mr Michael Eric Jones OAM

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.

 

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Articles and Presentations

Here's how Australia's schools are funded — and we promise not to mention Gonski

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.)

 

Prestigious Fulbright scholarship awarded to former Mackay student Marryum Kahloon

Sophie Meixner, ABC Tropical North, 7 March 2017

 

'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

(http://www.theage.com.au/business-and-finance/ethics-survey-banking-media-and-big-business-on-the-nose-20160719-gq9f5h.html)

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

THE CHALLENGE OF WORLD-CLASS HIGHER EDUCATION, 1 OCTOBER 2015

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 WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN, 3-4 OCTOBER, p.1 and p.4.

 

The Leader of the Opposition links penalty rates with private schooling

Tony Wright

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (online) 5 OCTOBER 2015

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