The Flourish Project (Staff Induction Program) has been specifically designed to be run as a full day of training. It is, however, comprised of four individual sessions that can be used as separate training modules if desired. The four modules are: Vision, Culture, Faith and Practice. There is a Facilitators Guide and a number of resources for each session including the session playbooks and immersion videos.
|1/09/2020 12:00:00 AM||A Vision of Christian Schooling (FLOURISH Staff Induction Program)
The year in review: 2021
An overview of 2021, highlighting our mission, focus, strategy and key performance indicators.
| ||AGM Report on a page: 2021
The Cardus Education Survey Australia McCrindle Report as featured and discussed at the 2020 launch of the report.
|8/09/2020 12:00:00 AM||Australian Schools and the Common Good - Full Report
The Cardus Education Survey Australia McCrindle Infographic of Australian schools and the Common Good, as featured at the 2020 launch of the report.
|8/09/2020 12:00:00 AM||Australian Schools and the Common Good - Infographic
The Cardus Education Survey Australia McCrindle Summary Report of Australian schools and the Common Good, as featured and discussed at the 2020 launch of the report.
|8/09/2020 12:00:00 AM||Australian Schools and the Common Good - Summary Report
The CSA Architecture, 2020 Horizon and Beyond, seeks to frame Christian education in terms of stages of development and maturity. The new conceptualisation recognises that schools are on a pathway to maturity and have varying needs, depending on the age and stage of their community.
|4/06/2021 12:00:00 AM||CSA Architecture - 2020 Horizon and Beyond
The CSA Architecture School Improvement Tool (ASIT) provides the framework, language and process for all schools to identify and action specific areas of improvement focus in a strategic and evidence-driven context.
|9/09/2020 12:00:00 AM||CSA Architecture School Improvement Tool - ASIT
The CSA Enrolment Toolkit is developed with expert advice from Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers to assist schools in ensuring a sound contractual basis for enrolments, that also takes into account the unique basis of Christian Schools.
The Toolkit is a compressed (zipped) folder containing guidance notes and template documents.
|5/09/2022 12:00:00 AM||CSA Enrolment Toolkit
The Leadership Hub provides member access to CSA's latest ground-breaking research, The CSA Leadership Framework, supporting rubric documentation, as well as videos and other tools and resources such as the 360 Leadership Development Tool.
| ||CSA Leadership Development Hub
Christian Schools Australia (CSA) is a national association providing support for the delivery of Christ centered educational excellence within Christian Schools. Established in 2002, CSA is committed to advancing the Kingdom of God by advocating, supporting and resourcing Christian schools, and their wider school communities.
CSA supports and serves member schools directly and through extensive professional, development and networks. CSA provides professional services, bespoke resources, direct assistance, information and advice to its members. We are a voice for Christian schools, advocating for their needs in the national and global environment.
The prospectus (CSA Services and Support Guide) outlines the services and benefits available to CSA members.
|29/05/2021 12:00:00 AM||CSA Services and Support Guide
Learn about the vision and strategy of Christian Schools Australia for the next 5 years (2021 to 2025).
This document outlines the "who", "what" and "why" of CSA, including our Mission, Core elements and approach to Christian schooling.
Our priorities explore five areas of strategy: Preserve, Protect, Promote, Progress and Perform.
|7/10/2022 12:00:00 AM||CSA Strategic Plan 2021-2025
This download provides a concise summary of the online resource, "CSA Teaching and Learning Framework".
This concise summary provides a full overview of the framework and steps to follow to develop a school-wide teaching and learning framework.
For a deeper dive into the CSA Teaching and Learning Framework, please explore this online resource by heading to:
The Teaching and Learning Framework is ideally suited to those in school leadership in roles such as, Directors of Teaching & Learning, or those who lead the teaching and learning in their school.
|25/10/2022 12:00:00 AM||CSA Teaching and Learning Framework - Concise Summary
This page outlines a full overview of CSA's God's Big Story. It includes GBS tools and resources including KLA companion documents and CCPs that link to the Australian Curriculum (ACARA).
|12/07/2021 12:00:00 AM||God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: A Full Overview
This playbook contains the foundations for understanding God’s Big Story in ways that are relevant to your practice and seeks to equip and inspire you to explore how you can integrate the Biblical narrative within your planning and instructional design.
The playbook is not intended to be comprehensive, but contains thoughts, questions and prompts to reflect upon. Use them however you see fit.
Complementing this playbook are a series of high-quality videos which unpack the greatness and wonder of God’s Big Story as a visually compelling narrative.
Download the playbook and head to http://csa.edu.au/godsbigstory to learn more about God's Big Story
| ||God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: PLAYBOOK
Schools would be very aware of the increasing challenges to Christian schools around issues that were once matters of uncontested Christian belief. Courts and Tribunals are increasingly scrutinising the Christian doctrines and beliefs which underpin the operations of Christian Schools. The first document likely to be considered in this process is the organisation’s Constitution.
You will not be able to retrospectively claim beliefs in the event of litigation that cannot be supported by your school Constitution. It is essential that you capture the key doctrines, tenets and beliefs on which the school wants to operate, as well as put in place the building blocks to ensure that you are considered to be a ‘religious body’ or ‘religious educational institution’.
Our model constitution is designed for that purpose, to ensure that you have a strong foundation.
The 2021 Model Constitution Toolkit contains -
* Model Constitution for a Church Governed School
* Model Constitution for a Community Governed School
* Guide to the CSA Model Constitutions
The Toolkit is in a compressed (zipped) folder. Updated 17 February 2021 (See Guide for details of changes)
|15/03/2021 12:00:00 AM||Governance Resources: 2021 Model Constitution Toolkit
The aim of Missional Governance: Boards that Transform is to provide school boards with an opportunity to step back – just for a moment – and evaluate the "why" behind what they do. Learn more about this transformational program.
| ||Missional Governance: Boards that Transform
What does CSA profess in relationship with Australia's first people?
That we seek to develop more than just a narrative with our indigenous brothers and sisters. As First and Second Peoples, we strive to journey together, creating socially just and equitable relationships and listening to and learning from one another.
This is why we are so proud of CSA's association with CAPS - Christian Aboriginal Parent-directed Schools.
We support their staff and leadership team to deliver educational solutions, equipping their students to flourish in life in a manner and model that fits their context and needs.
Asking the questions: Can we as Christian educators, go beyond the classroom, the teaching of lessons and model Jesus with real and authentic lives? Can we show caring and genuine practice as we meet our young people at their point of need? Encouraging them to build wellness, wholeness and resilience and encourage them to step into who they have been called to be?
| ||Modes and Models of Schooling
This project involved the development of a course consisting of four units. The units developed by Vose College (WA) and Morling College (NSW) and registered through the Australian College of Theology. This would then mean that the programme could be delivered at their accredited colleges across Australia.
The four units are:
Opening the Book
The first bit (the Hebrew Bible)
The second bit (about Jesus)
The last act
|1/08/2019 12:00:00 AM||OpenBook: A Biblical Literacy Program
Amongst other purposes, Christian schools aim to equip students to embrace biblical truth, strive for academic excellence and model Christ-like leadership to influence their homes, churches and communities for Christ. These aims require consistent development of key characteristics of Christian education; that it is biblically-based, Christocentric, incarnational, service-oriented, and redemptive.
CSA has developed PeRL resources focused on the theories and practices of pedagogies enabling redemptive learning. On this page, you will find tools and resources to equip you in your role as you seek to carry out the mission and aim of your Christian school. Some of these resources were released at the 2021 CSA State Conferences and we hope you enjoy exploring the specific approaches: Connection, Inclusion, Justice and Voice of PeRL: Pedagogies enabling Redemptive Learning.
|13/07/2021 12:00:00 AM||PeRL | Pedagogies enabling Redemptive Learning
The Profess Statements seek to capture a vision for society in which schools can actively play a role. It seeks to provide a Kingdom vision for how the world was meant to be.
Compassionate and Diverse Nation: We seek to uphold our commitment to human rights, globally.
We seek to act with courage and conviction to build a just and peaceful world. To train up global citizens who uphold human rights everywhere, acting in the best interests of all people and the planet. Our desire is to show Christ’s love in action, in a world that is groaning for redemption.
|17/09/2021 12:00:00 AM||Profess Statement: Compassionate and Diverse Nation