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Governance

Macarthur Adventist College is owned and operated by Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Greater Sydney) Ltd, an organisation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is registered and accredited by the New South Wales Board of Studies, which regulates all independent schools in NSW and dictates the NSW curriculum guidelines and outcomes, including responsibilities regarding the Australian curriculum. In addition, we are a member of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW.

Our strategic planning committee ensures that our school has a financially sustainable future and remains well-resourced. A strategic management plan informs our school's future spiritual, academic, cultural and philosophical direction. These plans are available to parents and community members.

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The local administration of the school is delegated to the College Management Committee. The committe is appointed by the Company Board of Directors is comprised of members that include the school principal, deputy principal, at least one representative from the Board of Directors, a school chaplain and members of from surrounding SDA churches. The College Management Committee meets on average six times a year. To bring matters to the Board, please contact the principal who is also secretary of the Council.

The New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) endorses the curriculum of Macarthur Adventist college and all of the courses that we offer are either NESA prescribed or endorsed. Built into these courses is a range of learning styles that meet the needs of the majority of students.

At Macarthur Adventist College, we welcome the involvement of parents in our school community, which further boosts support for your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend special events including Open Days and Parent Teacher Nights.

Our Home and School Association is another way of becoming an integral part of our community. This is a committee of parents, teachers and friends who volunteer to support the function and administration of the school in a variety of ways. The Home and School Association:

  • Promotes a sense of community
  • Raises funds to provide the school with additional facilities and equipment
  • Assists the school with the organisation and running of special events
  • Encourages discussion between parents and teachers regarding school policy issues
  • Advances the cause of Christian education in the home and school
  • Fosters understanding, appreciation and co-operation between teachers and parents
  • Supports the College Council's school improvement plan