To grow a Christian community in which we:

  • Partner with parents

  • Teach using a biblical worldview using Charlotte Mason methodologies and best practice in education

  • Prepare children for success for now, when they leave school, and for eternity

The CMC Mission

To contribute towards the positive transformation of education in Australia through a renaissance of a Christian Classical Education using the Charlotte Mason Philosophy & Pedagogy. We do this by …

  • Growing a learning community in which all members are nurtured in their devotion to Jesus Christ

  • Providing the framework where all children can develop towards their true potential in life

  • Equipping and supporting parents in their responsibilities as partners with the school in the education and preparation of their children for a fulfilling life

Note: Our approach has been particularly inspired by the writings of Charlotte Mason (1842-1923), a British educational reformer who founded the Parents National Education Union (also known as the Parents’ Union Schools), in 1896.

At CMC we believe that children should not merely acquire knowledge and skills but should learn how to experience an abundant life within all that is good and true and beautiful. CMC families pursue lifestyles of….


    1. Through Christian character training via the disciplined development of habits.


    1. Through the search for knowledge in the sciences, humanities and the arts, with an understanding that all truth is God’s truth. He is the source of absolute truth.
    2. Students engage with quality classic and contemporary literature from the great thinkers and leaders throughout history; they engage with what Charlotte Mason called living books and real-life practical experiences; and…


    1. By maintaining a warm, loving, positively affirming atmosphere in the learning centre;
    2. By setting up an aesthetically beautiful and ordered learning environment; and
    3. By becoming familiar with classic artworks and music composers.

Summary of Our Statement Of Faith

  • The Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

  • God lives outside time. He created time for the current earth, and when we die, we will live in a place that is eternal. (Titus 1:2)

  • God created the heavens and the earth over 6 days. (Genesis 1)

  •  The earth was created “good” and humans “very good”. (Genesis 1)

  • Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, the first humans. Sin separates us from God who is holy. (Genesis 3)

  • Jesus is central to the Christian faith. He is God’s Son who was God, was born and lived the life of a man without sin and therefore could pay for our sins. He rose again on the third day in the tomb thus through His death creation can be restored back to God. (Romans 5:8)

  • Our relationship with God and others is central. (Matthew 22:37-39)

  • When we believe in Jesus, we enter His family and live for eternity. (John 1:12)

  • There is a point in time Jesus will return to create a new earth and heaven. (Romans 21:1-3)

  • By understanding this we can see the world differently. Through our relationship with God we work towards a world of goodness, truth and beauty. All truth comes from God. All goodness comes from God’s goodness. All beauty is created by God.

Read Our Full Statement of Faith

Annual Reports

CMC annual report 2022
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report

College Governance

  • Charlotte Mason College is governed by a board, referred to as “The College Board”

  • Each director of The College Board has been appointed because of particular skills and expertise in areas of education and good corporate governance

  • The College Board’s role is to uphold the constitution, set and clarify strategic direction and objectives, approve policy and plans, and oversee the operations and activities of the College, with responsibility for ultimate decision-making

  • The College Board appoints the Principal, and delegates all operational aspects of the College to that position

  • The College Board does not take part in the day-to-day affairs or running of the College

  • The Principal reports to the Board


Mr. Timothy Peden
Mr. Timothy PedenPrincipal
Sarah BiggsCollege Board Director - Chair
Reg Gulley College Board Director - Treasurer
Sarah Flynn O'DeaCollege Board Director
Roley ForbesCollege Board Director