CSA seeks to support school boards in their roles and responsibilities in school governance. It is the school board who has the responsibility to set the school’s vision, mission, values and goals and it is the school management’s responsibility to decide how to achieve the goals, in a manner consistent with the set values.

CSA Resources

CSA provides a range of resources relating to the governance of Christian schools. These resources can be adopted or adapted to suit a range of governance needs. These resources include:

  • Model Constitutions for a Christian School
  • Guide to the Model Constitution
  • Sample MOU between a church and a Christian school
  • Sample Governance Handbook Documents
  • Training courses and materials (NESA accredited for NSW schools)
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Board Self Assessment Tool

Board assessment is a vital element of good board practice. The purpose of board self-assessments is to be sure that boards are fulfilling their duties and responsibilities and that appropriate processes are in place to ensure that boards are giving due diligence to planning and oversight over the organisation. School registration bodies and community expectations are increasingly demanding that boards undertake regular self assessments. The CSA Board Self Assessment Tool takes just 15-20 minutes to complete and provides a comprehensive report on the health of your school board operations.

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Board Training and Development

CSA provides a range of training and development specifically for use by board members. Training is available in both face-to-face and online formats to assist schools in meeting time-specific government requirements.

Two courses of particular mention are the Responsible Officer Induction Course and the extensive School Governance Program.

Responsible Officer Induction  |  Responsible Officer Training Course

School Governance Program

Missional Governance: Boards that Transform Program

ACNC Resources

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission also have a variety of templates and examples which can be used and adapted by schools and their Boards to suit specific needs.

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