Board News – February 2023
St Andrews Board – February 2023
Welcome back. It is good to meet together again.
Our meeting tonight began with a discussion about the vision that drives St Andrews Christian College. It was good to be reminded of the beginnings of the College, and to acknowledge the remarkable ways that God has blessed the College over those years. We pray, and will continue to pray, that God will keep us true to the vision of the College – Glory to God!
The College has received written notification from VRQA to assure us that the College is compliant with all requirements. We thank all those who gave so many hours dealing with this issue in 2022. Your efforts are appreciated.
The Australian Law Reform Commission is seeking to make changes that will significantly impact Christian Education if these changes are made. Parents and Staff are urged to make a submission via the online survey at https://www.alrc.gov.au/inquiry/anti-discrimination-laws/submission/survey/
Please note this closes on February 24 2023.
We took time to pray for our government and for the ALRC. We invite you to do the same.
We are pleased to have Nick Haines in the board meeting tonight, not as Acting Principal, but as Principal. We are expecting a strong relationship between board and principal to continue. His report highlighted the positive start to the year, new staff, and a renewed focus on the College mission statement.
You have seen the progress that has been made on the new building. There was also a lot of significant work done that won’t be seen, but is very important. We are aiming to be in the building in Term 4 2023.
With the continued growth of the College, and our vision that includes space for more growth, the Board continues to look at the option of a portion of the old Banksia Nursery.
Two policies were reviewed, updated and confirmed. (Updated versions will be available online soon)
Finally, we join with the staff in praying for one of our teachers, Josh Cram, his wife Georgia and their new-born son Hunter and Hunter’s significant health concerns.