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Approved for National Redress Scheme

After more than a year of working through the approval process, the PMSA and our schools were this month approved to participate in the National Redress Scheme. Those who have experienced abuse can now seek redress through the National Redress Scheme. The Scheme was created in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to …

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Acknowledging reconciliation

As National Reconciliation Week starts today, the PMSA Group would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which our PMSA schools now stand and where our students have the privilege of learning each day – the Turrbal peoples from the north side of the Brisbane River, the Jagera peoples of the south …

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Thank you to all our volunteers: National Volunteer Week

https://youtu.be/YMPOawzacUo It’s the start of National Volunteer Week 2020 and we know how hard our volunteers work to keep our organisation running. And although we are always grateful, we’d like to make a special shout out to recognise and acknowledge all of our wonderful volunteers who work so hard to make the PMSA and our …

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RETURN TO SCHOOL

Despite our schools implementing exceptionally successful learning from home programs, our staff and students are very excited at yesterday’s news that students will return to school for classroom teaching very soon. Preps, Year 1s, 11s and 12s are excited to be returning next Monday 11 May while remaining students are eagerly looking forward to returning …

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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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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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Transitioning to learning from home

As we all adjust to our new ‘normal’, our staff across the PMSA Group and within our schools are working overtime to proactively manage how the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting our schools. Our number one priority is always the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community and we wholeheartedly thank …

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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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PMSA Group Office and schools respond to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, our schools are following the advice and directions of government departments which is continually evolving. Schools are regularly communicating directly with their school community on how this advice affects individual school activities. A lovely little video of Grammar Preps is one of the many positive examples of how …

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Inaugural Annual Australian Leadership Lecture coming for Year 12s

There are few moments when we have the time to contemplate the larger issues of life, such as the future of our nation and our world, and how we can shape it. The PMSA Annual Australian Leadership Lecture launched this week is designed in this spirit to promote thought and debate on important social issues, …

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