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 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. We 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.
Our international arm, ASC International is dedicated to servicing international students wishing to study in our schools. ASC International offers short term and long term programs, as well as study tours at all 14 ASC schools.
With a staff of over 1600, the ASC is one of the larger non-government schooling systems in Australia. We are justifiably very proud of what we have achieved in 33 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 school's 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. We also provide the curriculum framework and professional development for Religious Studies, assisting teachers to develop meaningful and engaging programs for students.
We work closely with local communities, parish churches, government, property developers and the wider corporate sector to plan new schools in growth areas throughout Western Australia.
Our website will enable you to learn more of the work of the Anglican Schools Commission, access key policies and documents, link to each of our schools and other Anglican entities and contact us for further information.
Welcome to the Anglican Schools Commission.
The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER