Why Choose Anglican
In an age when choosing a school for your child presents a wide range of options, what makes an Anglican School different to others on offer?
At the heart of the Anglican expression of the faith are the following Five Marks of Mission:
To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
To respond to human need by loving service
To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
These marks inform the Anglican approach to the world and to those who are drawn into the life of the Church, including our schools.
The Anglican Church is a welcoming church, offering a place to all. Our schools welcome people of faith and of no faith, encouraging a place where growth in faith may occur.
The Anglican Church is a place where the human capacity to learn is encouraged. Our schools are a place where doubts can be expressed in safety, and where opposing points of view can be held in a creative tension.
The Anglican Church is a place where all are challenged to become more than they have been. Our schools are places where the full potential of each child to be all that they can be is recognised and affirmed.
The Anglican Church is a place where traditions are important, but where it is understood that traditions can evolve over time to embrace new understandings, new ways of being. Our schools are at the forefront of living these evolving traditions out.
The Anglican Church is a church which takes local contexts seriously and seeks to engage with the needs of local people in local settings. Our schools are places where the individual needs of students are recognised.
We are a welcoming church – our schools welcome all.
We are a learning church – our schools encourage life-long learning.
We are a calling church – our schools call people to grow.
We are an open church – our schools value evolving traditions.
We are a local church – our schools seek to meet local needs.
Finally, our Anglican Schools take seriously the call to proclaim the Good News of Jesus in word and action. At the heart of that Good News is the love and compassion of God for all people. We look forward to sharing that love with you through the mission and ministry of our Anglican Schools in the Diocese of Newcastle.