Anglican Schools Commission
Founded in 1985, the Core Purpose of the Anglican Schools Commission (Inc.) (ASC) is to establish and support low fee Anglican systemic schools which provide a high quality, inclusive, caring Christian education.
Growing from modest beginnings with the opening of St Mark's Anglican Community School in 1986 in Perth's northern beaches suburb of Hillarys, there are now approximately 14,000 students attending fourteen ASC schools in Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. They have schools in Perth, Mandurah, Busselton and Esperance in Western Australia, in Albury in New South Wales, and in Wangaratta, Wodonga and Cobram in Victoria. Their most recent development is the establishment of the ASC's international arm, The Anglican Schools Commission International (ASC International), the aim of which is to grow the number of international students attending their schools. Initially, international students will be enrolled at Perth's St George's Anglican Grammar School but over time they hope to place international students at other ASC schools.
With a staff of over 1600, the ASC is one of the larger non-government schooling systems in Australia. They are justifiably very proud of what they have achieved in 31 years. ASC schools are co-educational communities of excellence and educational centres of care. Most offer a comprehensive Kindergarten to Year 12 education. They deliver excellence in education, stressing high achievement in traditional academic subjects, balanced by comprehensive co-curricular and vocational programs. These programs are underpinned by core Christian values and teaching in the time-honoured Anglican tradition. Pastoral care and social justice are central to each schools outworking of the Christian faith within its community.
The ASC provides policy direction and support in the areas of finance and budgeting, industrial relations and capital development. They also provide the curriculum framework and professional development for Religious Studies, assisting teachers to develop meaningful and engaging programs for students.
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