St Philip’s Christian College Principal, Ms Michelle Kelly, met with other SPCC principals and executives while attending the Christian Schools’ Australia National Policy Forum in Canberra.
Federal Minister for Education, Mr Simon Birmingham, and Shadow Minister, Ms Tanya Plibersek, were guest speakers at the forum which centred around funding reforms.
“Given the recent announcements in regards to funding reforms for education, there was considerable support for the Minister in this regard, as many Christian Schools like ours, with low fees and low SES, will benefit from the changes,” Ms Kelly wrote in the school’s newsletter.
“It is always good to get together with the other SPCC principals as we can support each other in our roles.
“I feel very blessed to enjoy the fellowship of my peers in St Philip’s in a way that not all Christian school principals are able.
“Within this context, it was also important to network with other Christian School principals and to present a substantial representation of our sector, where we are able to lobby for such things as fairer funding for students with disabilities and to maintain the rights to be able to provide a Christian education and therefore hire Christian teachers.
“We are very blessed to have such freedom in this nation and we need to be diligent in not taking it for granted,” Ms Kelly wrote.
Newsletter, Jun 5
Michelle Kelly, St Philips Christian College