Archive: December, 2015



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. 

As children begin their school years, how will they engage with and understand the Christian ethos and foundation of their school? At Meriden, the Kindergarten team of three teachers together...

Four years ago, Dr Julie Greenhalgh (Principal of Meriden) invited EdComm staff to organise a coffee and dessert evening at Meriden for women who aspired to be or who had experience as school leaders. What began as an informal way for women to network and share their personal experiences, the Women as Leaders project has become a very helpful forum for women at all stages of their teaching careers.

In recent years more than 100 emerging leaders in Anglican schools have benefited from George Glanville’s pastoral visits and distribution of helpful resources. Known as the Next Generation Leadership Network, many of these men and women have secured leadership positions and gone on to mentor other aspiring leaders.

Chaplains and Biblical studies teachers have a unique and important role within our Anglican schools. If you’re a teacher who needs help writing or developing non-prescribed curriculum or you’re a residential theologian wanting support, Gillian Davis, Associate Director at EdComm, is your go-to consultant.

This July, Anglican EdComm will partner again with St Andrew’s Cathedral School to introduce Dr Elizabeth Green, formerly of Liverpool Hope University in the UK and now Director of Cardus in North America, to staff in Anglican schools. Elizabeth is a proponent of What if Learning and passionate about rigorous research and evaluation in faith-based schools.

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