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Prayer for a Pandemic

Prayer for a Pandemic May we who are merely inconvenienced Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable May we who have the luxury or working from home Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May we who have…
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The Role of a School Board

For over 30 years I have pondered the question, “Why do we have school boards?”.  Apart from it being a legal requirement, I have never really come to an answer that satisfies me. Several incidents in independent and Christian schools over the last year or two have highlighted difficulties that can arise when boards are…
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Character before Career

Most Christian schools or colleges have school mottos.  A memorable one is that of The Stony Brook School, Long Island NY, founded in 1922 with Frank Gaebelein as its founding headmaster: Character before Career. A Blog on Stony Brook School’s webpage draws attention to its school motto in a reflection on David Brooks’ book, The…
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Taking up the Principalship Challenge

Taking up the Principalship Challenge (Thoughts for new Principals by Bruce Campbell, CEO NCC Education Group) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The essentials of leadership have not changed significantly.   What has changed is the intensity of the work and the style of leadership that is required to meet the changes in our society. Nevertheless, the essentials of good…
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Navigating Christianly the Age of Disruption

Associated Christian Schools ACS – Navigating Christianly the Age of Disruption The President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, in an address to the Melbourne Press Club on 8 June 2016 made this point: In 2011 Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring opined: “A disruptive technology, online learning, is at work in higher…

ACS Leaders Retreat 2019

The Associated Christian Schools Leaders Retreat was held from the 23-26 July 2019 and focused on the central theme, ‘Faithful Christian Teaching and Learning for a Data Driven World’. The aim of the ACS Leadership Retreat is for educators, thinkers and colleagues to come together and discuss the vision of the organisation and to promote…
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Stronger Together

Associated Christian Schools (ACS)  – Stronger Together Proverbs 6:6-11 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, 7 Which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, 8 Provides her supplies in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest. 9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard?  When will you rise from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a…

A Quiet Revolution

Popular revolutionary movements are front page news from time to time around the world.  Yet some popular movements are of a different quality. ACS strives to research and promote Christian education for the common good. In the last fifty years in Australia, from suburban metropolitan campuses, to regional, remote and largely indigenous towns, Christian schooling…