Policies & Governance
With a desire to see a flourishing school community where Jesus Christ is recognised as Lord over every aspect of life, a group of committed Christians formed an Association to establish and maintain MDCS.
MDCS is owned and operated by the Mountain District Parent-Controlled Christian School Association, a member association of the national organisation, Christian Education National (CEN). The aim of the Association is to provide a Christ- centred, child-oriented education whereby children are led into service using all their gifts and abilities.
The term Parent-Controlled indicates that the responsibility, and hence the final authority, for children’s education, under the lordship of Jesus, lies with parents. At Mountain District Christian School, the authority that parents have is exercised through the elected Board of Directors, legally responsible for the governance of the school. Christian parents from a range of local church communities are represented on the Association, who may then be elected to the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors who, with the Principal, are responsible for the running of the school, under the direction of its Memorandum and Articles of Association, including the school’s Statement of Faith.
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Purpose of the School Association
Board of Directors
Board members are elected from within the School Association and are elected for a three-year term.
The main functions of the School Board are:
- To maintain the vision of MDCS.
- To be a decision-making body within the guidelines set down by the SchoolAssociation.
- To develop and monitor policies that define and communicate what is to be achieved.
- To monitor the school finances.