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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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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
ACSI - FSCI Leadership Report, 2021. Leadership for Flourishing Schools: From Research to Practice
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This course guide contains all the session information, including details of our incredible line-up of speakers, as well as further details about the course.
Course Guide | Aspire: Navigating the Path to Female Leadership
Course Guide | Aspire: Navigating the Path to Female Leadership
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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
CSA Architecture - 2020 Horizon and Beyond
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The Leadership Development 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 that will be added to this suite over the coming months.
CSA Leadership Development Hub
CSA Leadership Development Hub
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CSA, in a landmark partnership with Andy Wolfe and Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership in the United Kingdom, have developed this ground-breaking new leadership resource: The CSA Leadership Framework. For Christian school leaders to flourish, they need to be equipped with a clear understanding of the types of practices that will enhance and expand their leadership capacity within Christian schools. The 12 leadership practices that are outlined in this document draw from explicitly biblical principles, Christian wisdom, and quality research. The practices have been identified, discussed, refined, and expanded through thoughtful and reflective conversations with theological experts and Christian educational leaders from across the United Kingdom and Australia, including a working party of 20 experienced and emerging leaders from member schools across Australia. The framework draws heavily from the work of the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership, and in particular from their seminal work: Called, Connected, Committed: 24 Leadership Practices for Educational Leaders (2020). The framework also seeks to recognise the unique context of Christian schooling in Australia and embeds CSA Architecture and specifically Flourish materials within the framework. Furthermore, the framework links seamlessly to the Australian Institute of Teaching and Leadership (AITSL) Australian Professional Standards for Principals. The CSA Leadership Framework is an ideal starting point for the important conversation and work of leadership development within Christian schools. Read below part of the document foreword by Dr. Daniel Pampuch. Leadership is a fundamental part of providing excellent Christian education. Schools led well are flourishing, dynamic places to be. Schools that are led well, see staff empowered and released to do their vital work and young lives transformed so that they may take their place in the world. Good leadership often looks effortless. It is like witnessing a superb athlete, dancer or artist at work. They perform at such a high level that it almost appears that what they do is innate or a divine gift. Though some people are natural leaders most have grown and matured over time to be effective and of impact. To this end, CSA is committed to providing a leadership framework and an approach that will assist in training up a new generation of leaders to support the flourishing of Christian school communities across Australia. This CSA Leadership Framework is a valuable resource for Christian education. At the heart of the document is the motivation behind why one might choose to lead. This is a deep theological question and, if answered sufficiently, will ensure that aspirants pursue leadership for the right reasons. CSA has engaged with the work of the Church of England and believe their Called, Connected, Committed (CCC) approach establishes a strong basis for the entry into and through the leadership journey. There is nothing more powerful than a leader knowing that they are called to the work before them and, with Christ’s help, will be equipped and empowered for the work he has set for them to complete... * Please note this resource will be for CSA members only.
CSA Leadership Framework
CSA Leadership Framework
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The CSA Leadership Framework Matrix is an overview of all the components that make up the Leadership Framework. In the published version of the CSA Leadership Framework, the matrix spreads across two pages. This pdf download provides a simplified matrix, as well as a more detailed version in a one-page layout.
CSA Leadership Framework Matrix
CSA Leadership Framework Matrix
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The purpose of the CSA Leadership Rubric is to provide a reflective tool that seeks to develop the leadership capacity and capability of teachers and school leaders within Australian Christian schools. It identifies and describes critical practices that Christian school leaders require to create the organisational culture and conditions through which quality learning and teaching is enabled. It is important to recognise that the use of the CSA Leadership Rubric is applicable to all educators, teachers as well as school leaders. The CSA Leadership Rubric, is to be used in conjunction with the CSA Leadership Framework. The Rubric takes the next step by identifying that leadership development sits with a career path and is developmental.
CSA Leadership Rubric
CSA Leadership Rubric
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The School Governance Program is a series of short courses conducted over 4 separate days, either face-to-face or via video conferencing. It is presented by a governance expert to a group of up to 15 participants. Each session involves a presentation during which all participants are encouraged to discuss issues of raised in the module and share experiences. A case study will be discussed in each module which addresses issues raised in that module to enable participants to apply the concepts introduced in the module. Sessions cover the following: Short Course 1 – Good Governance Practice: Foundations of Governance; Legal Framework; Decision-making and Board Processes Short Course 2 – Financial Governance: Financial Reporting; Financial Performance; Principal and Executive Oversight Short Course 3 – Performance & Conformance: The Board’s Role in Strategy; Risk Oversight; Compliance & Policy Roles of the Board Short Course 4 – Governance Sustainability: Stakeholder Communication; Board Effectiveness; Boardroom Dynamics Who should attend? Board members, Principals and Deputy Principals, CEOs, board secretaries, Business Managers, board support personnel, and senior teaching staff looking for professional development. This download provides an overview of the course offered by CSA.
CSA School Governance Course Overview
CSA School Governance Course Overview
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The FUSE Emerging Leaders Course provides teaching and administration leaders with an overview of the fundamentals of school business and governance. Download the flyer here.
FUSE Emerging Leaders Course Information
FUSE Emerging Leaders Course Information
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Access an A3 print-ready version of the CSA Leadership Framework Matrix. The CSA Leadership Framework Matrix is an overview of all the components that make up the Leadership Framework. In the published version of the CSA Leadership Framework, the matrix spreads across two pages. This print-ready pdf download provides a simplified matrix, as well as a more detailed version in a one-page layout.
Printable A3 CSA Leadership Framework Matrix
Printable A3 CSA Leadership Framework Matrix
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Access an A4 print-ready version of the CSA Leadership Framework Matrix. The CSA Leadership Framework Matrix is an overview of all the components that make up the Leadership Framework. In the published version of the CSA Leadership Framework, the matrix spreads across two pages. This print-ready pdf download provides a simplified matrix, as well as a more detailed version in a one-page layout.
Printable A4 CSA Leadership Framework Matrix
Printable A4 CSA Leadership Framework Matrix
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Access a print-ready version of the CSA Leadership Rubric. The purpose of the CSA Leadership Rubric is to provide a reflective tool that seeks to develop the leadership capacity and capability of teachers and school leaders within Australian Christian schools. It identifies and describes critical practices that Christian school leaders require to create the organisational culture and conditions through which quality learning and teaching is enabled. It is important to recognise that the use of the CSA Leadership Rubric is applicable to all educators, teachers as well as school leaders. The CSA Leadership Rubric, is to be used in conjunction with the CSA Leadership Framework. The Rubric takes the next step by identifying that leadership development sits with a career path and is developmental.
Printable CSA Leadership Rubric
Printable CSA Leadership Rubric