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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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ACSI Global Network of Christian Schools - Contact List
ACSI Global Network of Christian Schools - Contact List
31/08/2021 12:00:00 AMACSI Global Network of Christian Schools - Contact List
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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) 2013 – 2017 – no longer in force
ACT General Staff MEA 2013 - 2017
22/01/2019 12:00:00 AMACT General Staff MEA 2013 - 2017
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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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AITSL has released a discussion paper centred on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competence. The discussion paper is worthy of a read and links in very nicely with the GBS 2.0: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Cross-Curriculum Priority document CSA developed in conjunction with Australians Together.
AITSL Indigenous Cultural Competence Discussion Paper
AITSL Indigenous Cultural Competence Discussion Paper
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In the submission to the ACARA Review of the Australian Curriculum consultation CSA has called for a curriculum of hope. The submission encourages ACARA to help move the Curriculum beyond the negative and divisive ‘culture wars’ to embrace the truth of the history and heritage of the First Nations People of Australia but also balance this with the, largely, Christian heritage introduced with British settlement. As well as ensuring that the impact of faith on the shaping of our overwhelmingly religious Nation is incorporated in the form of some general religious education, we have called for a redefining of the ‘Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia’ cross-curriculum priority to include Pacific Island Nations and our near neighbours in Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste, with whom Australia has both a long history and clear future interest. CSA commends the Education Council for commissioning this review and appreciates the work undertaken to date by ACARA, but there is more work to be done to ensure a final updated Australian Curriculum that can carry forward learning in the contemporary Australian context.
Australian Curriculum Submission to the ACARA Review
Australian Curriculum Submission to the ACARA Review
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We had a great time with Cass Pendlebury on 6 May, 2020 as she talked and walked through the CSA Curriculum Resources available to our members as well as short tour through the resources on the website.
CSA National Portfolios: Curriculum with Cass Pendlebury
CSA National Portfolios: Curriculum with Cass Pendlebury
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The Christian Distinctive Standards were developed by CSA NSW/ACT and aligned to the AITSL Teaching Standards to provide Christian schools with alternate standards for their teaching staff. It is envisaged that these may be used for both professional development and performance appraisal.
Evidence Guide CND Standards
Evidence Guide CND Standards
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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
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: A Full Overview
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Cross-curriculum priorities are an essential component of delivering the Australian Curriculum. This resource will assist ALL teachers in their ability to fulfill Australian curriculum requirements across all subject areas and year levels for the Cross-curriculum priority of ATSI Histories and Cultures.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Aboriginal and Torres-Strait-Islander Histories and Cultures
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Aboriginal and Torres-Strait-Islander Histories and Cultures
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This Biblical Lensing Tool is linked to the God's Big Story (GBS) resources.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Biblical Lensing Tool
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Biblical Lensing Tool
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This document highlights the creative application of the God's Big Story (GBS) Lenses by Hinterland Christian College.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Creative Application of the Lenses - Hinterland CC
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Creative Application of the Lenses - Hinterland CC
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This resource is the companion document for the Key Learning Area, English, within the God's Big Story 2.0 suite of resources.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: English Companion
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: English Companion
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This resource is a guide for trainers and facilitators of the GBS 2.0 approach
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Facilitators Guide
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Facilitators Guide
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This resource is the companion document for the Key Learning Area, Humanities and Social Sciences, within the God's Big Story 2.0 suite of resources.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: HASS Companion
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: HASS Companion
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This video relates to the initial launch of the God's Big Story 2.0 resources at the 2017 CSA National Leaders Retreat.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Launch video with Dr David Benson & Craig Murison
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Launch video with Dr David Benson & Craig Murison
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This resource is the companion document for the Key Learning Area, Mathematics, within the God's Big Story 2.0 suite of resources.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Mathematics Companion
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Mathematics Companion
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The God's Big Story Planner has been developed specifically with teachers in mind.  It takes core thinking from the GBS Primer and provides teachers with practical steps and exemplars to develop their own units using the GBS approach.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Planner
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Planner
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This 4 by 6 Planning Tool Template is linked to the God's Big Story (GBS) resources.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Planning Tool Template
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Planning Tool Template
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The God's Big Story Primer Locating Learners in God’s Big Story 2.0 provides a philosophical and theology foundation of the GBS approach to curriculum planning.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Primer
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Primer
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This resource is the companion document for the Key Learning Area, Science, within the God's Big Story 2.0 suite of resources.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Science Companion
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Science Companion
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Cross-curriculum priorities are an essential component of delivering the Australian Curriculum. This resource will assist ALL teachers in their ability to fulfill Australian curriculum requirements across all subject areas and year levels, for the Cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Sustainability
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Sustainability
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The Connected Curriculum document is linked to the God's Big Story (GBS) suite of resources.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: The Connected Curriculum
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: The Connected Curriculum
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God's Big Story (GBS) equips teachers in CSA schools with curriculum planning resources grounded in biblical worldview to address the Australian Curriculum. CSA initially developed a document known as GBS 1.0, which was further developed into the GBS 2.0 Primer and The GBS 2.0 Planner which is designed as a ‘how to’ guide for teachers who have engaged with the GBS approach.
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Training Modules
God's Big Story (GBS) 2.0: Training Modules