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St Andrews Christian College Board – July 2018 Meeting

St Andrews Christian College Board – July 2018 Meeting

We were privileged to have 2 guest presenters at tonight’s meeting: Ken Greenwood (CEO Christian Schools Australia Vic/Tas) and Dan Lee (Head of Middle School).  Ken gave us an outline of the nature and purpose of CSA and how as Christian Schools we can benefit by working together, as well as the importance of being a part of a larger body when it comes to advocating for our needs and being a voice in the public debate about education and faith.

Dan Lee spoke about the need for a strong positive culture and how for the Middle School this means building a climate of serving others, supporting the team and stewarding every opportunity.   We want our students to have a really positive experience.   In order for this to work well and for staff to continually grow and improve, robust and fair feedback systems are required.    This has led to a whole school philosophy being adopted of FAITHFULLY honouring our commitments, being DEVOTED to growth, and having a SERVANT heart.

As a Board we are so encouraged by the amazing staff that we are blessed to have at our College – please remember to thank them and cheer them on when you see them.

We welcomed Thomas Chong as our newest Board member – Thomas is a parent of a prep student and his appointment means we now have a full contingent of 12 members on the College Board.

In addition we reviewed the Principal’s report, the Business Manager’s report, a number of Board policies and sections of the College Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct.

The next board meeting is set for August 23rd, 2018