To become a learning community in which all participants grow closer to the hope and love of Christ expressed through …
A love for God as Creator, Provider, Comforter, Inspirer, and Helper in all areas of life
A love and respect for themselves and their unique contribution to society
A love and respect for others
A love and appreciation for creation/nature
A love of learning
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….
- Through Christian character training via the disciplined development of habits.
- 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.
- 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…
- By maintaining a warm, loving, positively affirming atmosphere in the learning centre;
- By setting up an aesthetically beautiful and ordered learning environment; and
- 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.
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