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CSA’s Executive Officer, Andrew Taylor, has developed a five-step approach for schools that they can voluntarily undertake to assist them in maturing and improving school-based practices.
5 Steps to Moving Forward and Improving Schools
3/06/2020 12:00:00 AM5 Steps to Moving Forward and Improving Schools
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This document provides a guide and checklists in relation to Staff Induction.
A Guide to Staff Induction & Checklist
26/11/2019 12:00:00 AMA Guide to Staff Induction & Checklist
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This document is a review of the ACNC legislation in relation to the Review Terms of Reference.
ACNC Review Terms of Reference
20/12/2017 12:00:00 AMACNC Review Terms of Reference
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This download provides an overview of the instrument design and data analysis, the FSCM, the 2021 Australia pilot results, and understanding how the FSCI can be used in leading school-level change. In late 2020, seven Australian Christian schools, from diverse locations and states across the country, were recruited by Christian Schools Australia (CSA) to participate in an Australian pilot of the FSCI. Qualitative follow-up surveys enabled Australian school leaders to provide feedback on the usefulness of FSCI insights in real-time. The qualitative data was positive and showed that leaders are already using FSCI results in their school improvement plans and overall strategic planning. For each of the seven schools participating in the Australia pilot, the FSCI identified a set of five top strength areas and five major areas for growth (based on each school’s individual construct scores). This information is valuable not only for the participating schools themselves but also for the Christian school sector, as it provides a snapshot of the key strengths and areas for improvement for a sample of schools in CSA membership. The resulting research is groundbreaking both in terms of its scope and findings and provides the basis for the first-ever empirically validated model of flourishing in Christian schools.
ACSI - Flourishing Schools FSCI Australia Pilot Report
11/08/2021 12:00:00 AMACSI - Flourishing Schools FSCI Australia Pilot Report
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Hear from Dr. Lynn Swaner as she provides an overview and synthesis of the Flourishing Schools Culture Model Australia Pilot, the instrument and the five key domain areas, presented by Dr. Lynn Swaner of ACSI. About the Australia Pilot In 2018, the Association of Christian Schools international (ACSI) sought to explore the following questions: How do Christian schools flourish? What elements of school culture contribute to flourishing, and do some elements matter more than others? Is there a roadmap to school flourishing that can be validated by empirical research in Christian schools? The outcome of their rigorous investigations and testing within over 65 schools and 15000 participants was the development of this exciting new survey research tool—the Flourishing School Culture Instrument (FSCI). The survey clusters a range of validated constructs into five domains of flourishing: Purpose; Relationships; Teaching and Learning; Expertise and Resources; and Well-Being. These domains provide a compelling and comprehensive picture of the areas in which Christian schools can focus their efforts and resources in order to promote a flourishing school culture and community.
ACSI - Flourishing Schools FSCM Australia Pilot Overview
 ACSI - Flourishing Schools FSCM Australia Pilot Overview
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This document provides an overview of ACSI's Flourishing Schools Research by Dr Lynn Swaner & Matthew H. Lee and the use of the FSCI - Flourishing Schools Culture Instrument. It was an article originally published in "Research in Brief" Fall 2020. Volume 2. Issue 1.
ACSI - Flourishing Schools Research - an overview
11/08/2021 12:00:00 AMACSI - Flourishing Schools Research - an overview
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This fact sheet provides an overview of ACSI's FLourishing Schools research and also includes an outline of the Flourishing School Culture Model. Validated by research, the Flourishing School Culture Model (FSCM) provides culture-level insight to Christian schools on how their students, educators, and school communities flourish in the domains of Purpose, Relationships, Learning Orientation, Expertise & Resources, and Well-Being. The companion school culture assessment tool, the Flourishing School Culture Instrument (FSCI), offers predictive insights to individual schools regarding their unique strengths and opportunities for growth in these domains.
ACSI - Flourishing Schools Research - Fact Sheet
11/08/2020 12:00:00 AMACSI - Flourishing Schools Research - Fact Sheet
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ACSI has continued to conduct analysis of the FSCI (Flourishing Schools Culture Instrument) data, as well as collect additional qualitative data on leaders’ use of FSCI insights at their schools. This report unpacks leadership constructs that are linked to school flourishing, as well as shares additional findings from ongoing research on how school leaders can develop their own practices that lead to flourishing-related outcomes for their schools. This report provides two sets of self-reflection guides—one for school leaders and one for school boards—with questions that can be used individually and collaboratively to strengthen leaders’ foundational, relational, and strategic practices. The Flourishing School Culture Model (FSCM) provides a research-validated path to flourishing for Christian schools in the domains of Purpose, Relationships, Teaching & Learning, Expertise & Resources, and Well-Being. The Flourishing School Culture Instrument (FSCI) continues to benefit Christian schools by measuring the core components of flourishing for their unique school cultures.
ACSI - FSCI Leadership Report, 2021. Leadership for Flourishing Schools: From Research to Practice
30/07/2021 12:00:00 AMACSI - FSCI Leadership Report, 2021. Leadership for Flourishing Schools: From Research to Practice
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How do Christian schools flourish? What elements of school culture contribute to flourishing, and do some elements matter more than others? Is there a roadmap to school flourishing that can be validated by empirical research in Christian schools? In 2018, ACSI Research sought to answer these questions through rigorous research on Christian school cultures, by using a new research tool—the Flourishing School Culture Instrument (FSCI). This report provides detailed information about instrument design and fielding, as well as unpacks FSCI findings and the FSCM model for Christian educators which, when taken together, provide measurable signposts on a roadmap toward flourishing Christian schools. The Flourishing School Culture Model (FSCM) provides a research-validated path to flourishing for Christian schools in the domains of Purpose, Relationships, Teaching & Learning, Expertise & Resources, and Well-Being. The Flourishing School Culture Instrument (FSCI) continues to benefit Christian schools by measuring the core components of flourishing for their unique school cultures.
ACSI - FSCI Research Report, 2019. Flourishing Schools: Research on Christian School Culture and Community
2/06/2020 12:00:00 AMACSI - FSCI Research Report, 2019. Flourishing Schools: Research on Christian School Culture and Community
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Reflections on lessons learned during 8 weeks of online learning. An interview with Brian Van Tassel, Dean of Co-curricular Education and Pastoral Care, Interim Head of Schools, at the International Christian School (ICS), Hong Kong.
ACSI - Lessons learned during 8 weeks of online learning, an interview
23/03/2020 12:00:00 AMACSI - Lessons learned during 8 weeks of online learning, an interview
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The purpose of the Child Safety Policy is to outline to employees, contractors and volunteers the expectations in relation to safeguarding matters involving children and young people. This is resource is available only to SRS Plus participants.
ACT Child Safety Policy
 ACT Child Safety Policy
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This document provides ACT Christian School General Staff MEA (Multi Enterprise Agreement) 2019 Salary Rates
ACT Christian School General Staff MEA -  2019 Salary Rates
3/07/2019 12:00:00 AMACT Christian School General Staff MEA - 2019 Salary Rates
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This document provides a summary of payments that attract superannuation under the ACT Christian School General Staff (Multi-Enterprise Agreement)
ACT Christian School General Staff Superannuation Payments Reference Sheet 2018-2021
18/01/2021 12:00:00 AMACT Christian School General Staff Superannuation Payments Reference Sheet 2018-2021
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ACT Christian Schools General Staff MEA (Multi Enterprise Agreement) 2018-2021.
ACT Christian Schools General Staff MEA 2018-2021
25/11/2019 12:00:00 AMACT Christian Schools General Staff MEA 2018-2021
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ACT Christian Schools General Staff MEA (Multi-Enterprise Agreement) 2018-2021 - Averaging Formula
ACT Christian Schools General Staff MEA 2018-2021 - Averaging Formula
10/12/2019 12:00:00 AMACT Christian Schools General Staff MEA 2018-2021 - Averaging Formula
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ACT Christian Schools Teaching Staff MEA (Multi Enterprise Agreement) 2020
ACT Christian Schools Teaching Staff MEA 2020
22/10/2020 12:00:00 AMACT Christian Schools Teaching Staff MEA 2020
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The scant 776 word 'Factsheet" which underpins the clandestine "consultation" process undertaken by the ACT Government.
ACT Conversion Practices Ban - Factsheet
14/07/2020 12:00:00 AMACT Conversion Practices Ban - Factsheet
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Joint submission on the proposed ACT "conversion practices" ban by Christian Schools Australia Adventist Schools Australia Australian Association of Christian Schools Islamic School of Canberra
ACT Conversion Practices Ban - Joint Submission
3/07/2020 12:00:00 AMACT Conversion Practices Ban - Joint Submission
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ACT General Staff MEA (Multi Enterprise Agreement) 2021
ACT General Staff MEA 2021
18/02/2022 12:00:00 AMACT General Staff MEA 2021
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ACT General Staff Salaries July 2020.
ACT General Staff Salaries - July 2020
10/06/2020 12:00:00 AMACT General Staff Salaries - July 2020

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Hear from Dr. Lynn Swaner as she provides an overview and synthesis of the Flourishing Schools Culture Model Australia Pilot, the instrument and the five key domain areas, presented by Dr. Lynn Swaner of ACSI. About the Australia Pilot In 2018, the Association of Christian Schools international (ACSI) sought to explore the following questions: How do Christian schools flourish? What elements of school culture contribute to flourishing, and do some elements matter more than others? Is there a roadmap to school flourishing that can be validated by empirical research in Christian schools? The outcome of their rigorous investigations and testing within over 65 schools and 15000 participants was the development of this exciting new survey research tool—the Flourishing School Culture Instrument (FSCI). The survey clusters a range of validated constructs into five domains of flourishing: Purpose; Relationships; Teaching and Learning; Expertise and Resources; and Well-Being. These domains provide a compelling and comprehensive picture of the areas in which Christian schools can focus their efforts and resources in order to promote a flourishing school culture and community.
ACSI - Flourishing Schools FSCM Australia Pilot Overview
ACSI - Flourishing Schools FSCM Australia Pilot Overview
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This Executive Summary provides information about the national results of the "Christian Schools Community Profile: Why Parents Choose Christian Schools" research project. A little about the project... In early 2021, CSA embarked upon its third important piece of national research on Christian schools that sought to provide unprecedented understanding and insight regarding the parents that select Christian schools for their children. Over the past decade, there have been seismic shifts in the families that enrol students in our Christian schools, and families are coming to our schools with diverse and at times surprising expectations and motivations for choosing Christian schooling options for their children. This project was the largest study of its kind ever undertaken on Christian schools in Australia and focused specifically on CSA member school parents from across the nation, providing for the first-time baseline evidence relating to the backgrounds, values, faith commitments, spirituality, interests and decision-making practices and expectations of parents who attend Christian schools across the nation. 100 CSA member schools from across the nation participated in this landmark project and the response from parents across Australia was excellent with 8595 responding to the survey. The survey was conducted online between 8 March and 16 April 2021, with survey distribution and communication managed by participating schools
Christian Schools Community Profile (CSCP) - Executive Summary
Christian Schools Community Profile (CSCP) - Executive Summary
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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.
Flourish: A Vision of Christian Schooling (Staff Induction Program)
Flourish: A Vision of Christian Schooling (Staff Induction Program)
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In addition to the 5 Profess Statements that we have released in line with our approach to Christian Schooling, we have also released a Proclaim Statement. We have also intentionally placed this Proclaim Statement at the peak of the CSA Architecture, which provides a strong theological platform for the other dimensions of the architecture to be understood.
Proclaim Statement - CSA Architecture
Proclaim Statement - CSA Architecture
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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.
Profess Statement: Compassionate and Diverse Nation
Profess Statement: Compassionate and Diverse Nation
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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. First Peoples Heart: In relationship with indigenous peoples, CSA seeks to develop a new narrative with our indigenous brothers and sisters. As First and Second peoples, we seek to journey together creating just and equitable relationships, listening and learning from each other.
Profess Statement: First Peoples Heart
Profess Statement: First Peoples Heart
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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. Renewal of Creation: As good stewards of the environment, we see the flourishing of the whole of God’s creation. We act to renew the earth acting as good stewards and custodians.
Profess Statement: Renewal of Creation
Profess Statement: Renewal of Creation
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At the recent Christian Schools National Policy Forum, speakers from different contexts and across Australia, and indeed across the Anglosphere, were asked to address the challenges of being Christ in an increasingly polarised culture. One of those we invited to speak was Dr Gordon Preece, Director of Ethos: Evangelical Alliance Centre for Christianity & Society. Dr Preece took us back to look at Paul in Act 17 and challenged us to look at the three Cs - Contextualization, Connection, Correction in our public discourse. This download contains an outline of his presentation.
Truth on Trial Outline
Truth on Trial Outline

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The year in review: 2021 An overview of 2021, highlighting our mission, focus, strategy and key performance indicators.
AGM Report on a page: 2021
 AGM Report on a page: 2021
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The Cardus Education Survey Australia McCrindle Report as featured and discussed at the 2020 launch of the report.
Australian Schools and the Common Good - Full Report
8/09/2020 12:00:00 AMAustralian Schools and the Common Good - Full Report
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The Cardus Education Survey Australia McCrindle Infographic of Australian schools and the Common Good, as featured at the 2020 launch of the report.
Australian Schools and the Common Good - Infographic
8/09/2020 12:00:00 AMAustralian Schools and the Common Good - Infographic
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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.
Australian Schools and the Common Good - Summary Report
8/09/2020 12:00:00 AMAustralian Schools and the Common Good - Summary Report
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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.
CSA Architecture - 2020 Horizon and Beyond
4/06/2021 12:00:00 AMCSA Architecture - 2020 Horizon and Beyond
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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.
CSA Architecture School Improvement Tool - ASIT
9/09/2020 12:00:00 AMCSA Architecture School Improvement Tool - ASIT
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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.
CSA Enrolment Toolkit
5/09/2022 12:00:00 AMCSA Enrolment Toolkit
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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
 CSA Leadership Development Hub
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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.
CSA Services and Support Guide
29/05/2021 12:00:00 AMCSA Services and Support Guide
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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.
CSA Strategic Plan 2021-2025
26/08/2021 12:00:00 AMCSA Strategic Plan 2021-2025
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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.
Flourish: A Vision of Christian Schooling (Staff Induction Program)
1/09/2020 12:00:00 AMFlourish: A Vision of Christian Schooling (Staff Induction Program)
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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).
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: A Full Overview
12/07/2021 12:00:00 AMGod's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: A Full Overview
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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)
Governance Resources: 2021 Model Constitution Toolkit
15/03/2021 12:00:00 AMGovernance Resources: 2021 Model Constitution Toolkit
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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
 Missional Governance: Boards that Transform
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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
OpenBook: A Biblical Literacy Program
1/08/2019 12:00:00 AMOpenBook: A Biblical Literacy Program
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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.
PeRL | Pedagogies enabling Redemptive Learning
13/07/2021 12:00:00 AMPeRL | Pedagogies enabling Redemptive Learning
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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.
Profess Statement: Compassionate and Diverse Nation
17/09/2021 12:00:00 AMProfess Statement: Compassionate and Diverse Nation
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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. First Peoples Heart: In relationship with indigenous peoples, CSA seeks to develop a new narrative with our indigenous brothers and sisters. As First and Second peoples, we seek to journey together creating just and equitable relationships, listening and learning from each other.
Profess Statement: First Peoples Heart
24/09/2020 12:00:00 AMProfess Statement: First Peoples Heart
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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. Renewal of Creation: As good stewards of the environment, we see the flourishing of the whole of God’s creation. We act to renew the earth acting as good stewards and custodians.
Profess Statement: Renewal of Creation
24/09/2020 12:00:00 AMProfess Statement: Renewal of Creation
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The Summit Handbook contains all the information you need for the 2022 National Leaaders' Summit, including handy notes fields for use with your device. To help you prepare for the Summit, we encourage you to download the Summit Handbook now and either print it (perhaps on environmentally friendly paper) or download it directly to the device you are bringing with you.
Summit Handbook - National Leaders' Summit 2022
 Summit Handbook - National Leaders' Summit 2022