Christian Schools Australia is a peak group serving the diverse needs of a large network of independent Christian schools across Australia. As a nationally based organisation, the support and care of our member schools is our highest mission. CSA exists to support, encourage and equip Christian schools to educate young people in Christ, to be world changers.

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The impact of Christian Schools

The Cardus Education Survey Australia Project was one of the most comprehensive research projects of its kind. The report entitled “Australian Schools and the Common Good” was commissioned by a consortium of six Christian school associations, including CSA, and sought to measure the contribution of Australian secondary school graduates to the “common good” of society. The report aims to provide a more holistic perspective of graduates rather than the common approach of measuring only academic outcomes and economic contributions and career pathways of the individual.

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The voice of Christian Schools

Christian Schools Australia is a voice for independent Christian schools at both State and Federal levels. CSA advocates the needs of students, parents and communities in regards to policy, funding and curriculum. CSA maintains positive relationships with governments and other member associations in the public policy debates to ensure the voice of Christian schools is heard.

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Providing Feedback to Your Local School

Each of our member schools is autonomous and locally governed. Parents wishing to provide feedback or raise a concern should speak to a staff member at their local Christian school. In some cases, you may also need to speak to the school leadership or, ultimately, contact the school’s board. Check your local school’s policy for the processes to follow.

Where a concern relates to matters regulated by external bodies, these bodies may themselves have complaints or grievance handling procedures. In the event of any allegation involving criminal behaviour, such as child abuse, CSA strongly encourages parents to raise the matter immediately with the police.

  1. Our role will generally be limited to:
    1. Raising the issue with the school and seeking their response;
    2. Advising and assisting the school on an appropriate response.
  1. It may not be possible to ensure that your identity and the details of the complaint remain confidential if we are to effectively assist the school.
  2. It is unlikely that we will be able to advise you of the outcome of our discussions with the school.
  3. We have no power to direct a member school and limited powers to ‘discipline’ members.