VIC/TAS Board Members/Leaders Lunch

VIC/TAS Board Members/Leaders Lunch

Best of Times or Worst of Times? Challenges and Opportunities for Christian Schools in a post-Christian Australia

How do we "futureproof" our Christian schools? The challenges faith-based schools face in an increasingly secular space are not insignificant. But neither are they insurmountable. Despite legislative challenges politically, and a post-Christian framework culturally, there is a strong appetite for a Christian education system, even among those with no religious affiliation. With anxiety levels off the charts in our society, and a continued search for meaning and purpose, Christian schools can offer a clear gospel hope, as well as an excellent education, to a community looking for a stable anchor for the next generation.

All School Leaders and Board Members are invited to join us for a time of networking and fellowship over a meal, as we hear from our keynote speaker, Stephen McAlpine. The CSA Chief Executive Officer, Dr Daniel Pampuch, and the CSA Director of Public Policy, Mark Spencer, will also be attending.

Event Information

This event is ideally suited to Principals, Board Chairs, Board Members, Deputy Principals, Business Managers and other school leaders.

The cost of the lunch is $100 +GST and includes a three course lunch. You will be able to provide any special dietary requirements at registration.

Program Outline

A brief overview of the program is provided below, however please note this program is subject to change:

  • 12:00pm Arrival and networking
  • 12:30pm Three course lunch in the Bayside Room
  • 1:00pm Keynote address between courses
  • 3:00pm Conclusion


Your Host: Dr Maria Varlet, CSA EO, VIC/TAS




Stephen McAlpine: Church Consultant and Author;

Stephen McAlpine has been involved in pastoral ministry and church planting for three decades in Perth, with long-term involvement at board level in Christian schools in Western Australia. He has a background in journalism and writing, and is a blogger and author, focusing on the cultural pressures facing the church and Christian institutions in the increasingly secular West. His latest book, Being the Bad Guys was 2021 Australian Christian Book of the Year.

Qualify for CPD Hours

At the conclusion of this event, a certificate of professional learning will be made available to attendees for self-accreditation via your member dashboard. The following leadership standards will be addressed:

Leaders of Faith: Spiritual & Moral Leadership - Developing Self & Others

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. 

No refunds will be issued after 14 days out from the event. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee. 

The event program is subject to change without prior notice.

Registration fees do not include insurance to cover loss of any fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the event or through cancellation of the event itself.

A full refund will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other reasons out of the organisers control.

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Friday, 24 November 2023
12:00pm - 3:00pm AEDT
$100 +GST
RACV City Club
Level 2, Bayside 4 Room
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Members only event
RSVP by 14-November-2023