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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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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PMSA Communique – Term 1 2020

The PMSA’s quarterly news for term one 2020 to our school community and interested subscribers is out now. VIEW PMSA COMMUNIQUE TERM 1, 2020 It provides our broader school community an update on activities and relevant information from the PMSA at the beginning on each school term. We also send this directly via email to …

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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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