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Good teachers make the strange familiar and the familiar strange. Some of the things we are thinking about this morning are very familiar to us as Christian teachers but, as I attempt to set forth a biblical basis for relational pedagogy, I hope that I can make the familiar strange so that they may come to you as if thinking about them for the first time.

This paper offers a framework for thinking about enhancing the positive influence of Christianity in an Anglican school, specifically Roseville College. It assumes that the College is first and foremost an educational institution, absolutely committed to the best academic outcome for girls. It is not a church; it is a school.

You’d be hard-pressed to find an Anglican or some other Christian school that did not include the Bible somewhere in its curriculum.

I have read a very helpful book titled History through the Eyes of Faith edited by Ronald A Wells, Professor of History at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and published...

Reading Tim Keller’s Every Good Endeavour is enough to get you up in the morning with a spring in your step.

Is mentoring an essential part of leadership?

In this our final Women as Leaders event for 2015, Julie Mathews (Head of School at Excelsia College, Sydney) will lead this very helpful after-school forum for women at all stages of their teaching careers. 

Should we be concerned about religious freedom in faith-based schools in NSW? This was the theme of an EdComm presentation to the principals and governors of Sydney Anglican schools by Professor Patrick Parkinson in May. It was both timely and important given the ongoing debate about religious freedom versus discrimination covered by the media in recent months.

Are you a kids' or youth leader at church? Are you interested in teaching as a career? Do you want to know what skills a teacher needs? Do wonder how your faith can be lived out as a teacher?

EdComm has produced a discussion paper on The Role of the Principal in the Spiritual Leadership of an Anglican School. We asked Graham Stanton, former Principal of Youthworks College, what led him to write this important paper and what it is intended to achieve.

In co-operation with the Association of Independent Schools, Anglican EdComm invites all participants, past and present, in the AIS Flagship Program, to an informative and inspiring, faith-based, one-day seminar. 

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