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ASA Forum

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.



School Appointments



Ms Katrina Brennan, Shelford Girls’ Grammar, VIC (effective January 2020)

Ms Natalie Charles, Mentone Girls’ Grammar School, VIC (effective January 2020)

Mrs Anne Dunstan, Guildford Grammar School, WA (effective January 2020)

Mr Nick Jones, Cathedral College Wangaratta, VIC (effective January 2020)

Dr Timothy Petterson, Shore School, NSW

Mr James Tamblyn, Pedare Christian College, SA (effective January 2020)




The Reverend Robert Koren, Overnewton Anglican Community College, VIC

The Reverend Craig Tubman, St Andrew’s Cathedral School, NSW







Mrs Anne Dunstan, Pulteney Grammar School, SA (effective December 2019)




The Reverend Megan Curlis-Gibson, Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School, VIC (effective July 2019)

The Reverend Peter Wrench, St Andrew’s Cathedral School, NSW




The 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours

Our congratulations go to the following worthy recipients in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours for their services to education:


Ms Janine Walker AM

The St Margaret's Anglican Girls' School Council Member was appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to education, to community health, and to the media.


Mr Stephen John Higgs OAM

The former Headmaster of Ballarat and Queen's Anglican Grammar School (1995-2015) was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to education.


Mr Daniel O'Connor OAM

The School Council Chairman of Anglican Church Grammar School was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to the law and to the community.



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


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