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A heartfelt thank you to our staff

After one of the most challenging terms in our schools’ history where our staff have been required to remain on the front line and deal with unprecedented circumstances and challenges, the PMSA new Board Chair Morgan Parker and CEO Sharon Callister reached out to all our school staff this week via video. Personally thanking them …

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New member appointed to BBC Council

The PMSA Board and Brisbane Boys’ College Council are pleased to announce the recent appointment of experienced lawyer Michael Goss to the College Council. He has more than 35 years legal experience working in large and small Queensland and national firms on complex matters in banking & finance, insolvency and general commercial law. In addition …

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Two roles wanted: Chair and committee member for AFR Committee

Following the retirement of the AFR Committee Chair Greg Skelton, the PMSA Board is seeking expressions of interest from qualified members in our PMSA and school community for a new Chair of the PMSA Audit, Finance and Risk Committee, a sub-committee of the Board. The Board is also seeking an additional member of the Audit, …

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We’ve been here before – Adapting to the times

In these challenging times for everyone, particularly schools, the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association’s (PMSA) more than 100 years of history has shown that our PMSA schools have somewhat been here before, with schools agilely adapting with the times. In early 1919 when the Spanish flu or pneumonic influenza epidemic swept across the world, many …

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Annual Lecture postponed

In light of the uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and in line with government advice, we sadly must inform you that our inaugural Annual Australian Leadership Lecture scheduled for Tuesday 21 April 2020 will not go ahead. As you would understand, the health and safety of our students, staff and everyone in our community is our first …

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Commissioning of Dr Andrew Cousins

The PMSA Board and Clayfield College Council warmly welcomed and officially recognised the appointment of Dr Andrew Cousins as the seventh Principal of Clayfield College in a symbolic and joyful commissioning ceremony last week. Reflecting the warm and caring community that is the heart of Clayfield, the ceremony brought together the whole community – students, …

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Members wanted for new Committee

The PMSA is establishing a new Child Protection & Safeguarding Committee and are seeking a trauma informed strategic policy or advocacy leader in the prevention of abuse, harm and exploitation to join. The primary objectives of this committee are to support the PMSA Board in oversight of Child Protection and Royal Commission response frameworks, management …

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2020 PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship winners announced

Jack Ryan Nicholas Fowles Thomas Yarrow Lily Andrews This year’s PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship winners are a positive sign for the future of teaching with three of the four winners male students. Male teachers are in steady decline in Australia. According to recent studies, only about 15 per cent of primary classroom teachers are male …

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New Grammar School Council members appointed

Ken Watson Chris Wright The PMSA Board has appointed leadership consultant Ken Watson and company director Chris Wright as new members of the Sunshine Coast Grammar School Council. Retired Air Force Air Vice Marshal and current parent at Sunshine Coast Grammar School Ken Watson looks forward to lending his experience and expertise to the School …

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