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CO-EDUCATIONAL, ECUMENICAL SCHOOL
Casey Grammar School is a co-educational, ecumenical school governed by a Board and supported by a Consultative Committee.
Members of these two bodies include representatives from the Anglican, Uniting and Salvation Army Churches, parents, individuals with specific expertise, and the Principal. It is a registered company limited by guarantee.
The School was founded in 1994 by an interim committee which had the vision to provide a low fee Christian school striving for excellence in education, for the families of Cranbourne and surrounds.
It commenced with 57 students from Prep to Year 6 and in 1996 began Secondary classes. Enrolment now exceeds 800 students from Prep to Year 12.
One In The Spirit
Our school logo is representative of the Christian heritage and foundation of the school. The small flames are a symbol of the Holy Spirit from the time of Pentecost, whilst the ‘Chrismon’ symbol is an ancient sign for Christ as the risen Lord; its origins dating back to Roman times. Our school motto, ‘One in the Spirit’ also featured on the logo reinforces the power of the Holy Spirit to unify our community and bring us together.
United In Our Approach
The School is a member of Independent Schools Victoria and also a founding member of the Victorian Ecumenical System of Schools (VESS), which is now Ecumenical Schools Australia.
Ecumenical Schools Australia is a collegial network of independent, co-educational schools – diverse in size, location and faith background; united in the advancement of richness in education. In 2019 there are 18 members educating over 17,700 students.
The members of Ecumenical Schools Australia are mostly located in outer metropolitan areas and regional centres, and each has its own distinctive characteristics and values. The schools are drawn together by their commitment to respect one another’s uniqueness, and their common goal to continuously improve the education provided to their students.
Ecumenical Schools Australia members embrace the differences in profile, strategic direction, pedagogy and faith across the network, while encouraging valuable collaboration between schools, resulting in a vibrant, open-minded, educational community. Faith practice is particularly diverse, with a range of Christian denominations represented and some schools have no formal religious affiliation, all sharing a fundamental Christian ethos.
Through its activities, Ecumenical Schools Australia seeks to actively improve equity and facilitate access to educational experiences, nurturing excellence in outcomes for students at its member schools. This is achieved partly through the provision of a range of professional learning programs that build the capacity of educators and leaders.
There are three main points of focus:
- Learning: supporting members in their provision of valuable educational opportunities and experiences for their students and communities;
- Financial: maximising and sustaining levels of government funding for member schools;
- Protection: mitigating risk and supporting member schools in meeting their compliance obligations.
Our Creed: ‘Excellence, equity and diversity in education for all’
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