We at CMC we have three types of students and families. On Campus (full time), Flexible Arrangement and Distance Education (home educated). Even though we are not always all on campus, we are still a school community. We are active in pursuing a unified, cohesive, relational college community.
Community Is Developed At CMC In The Following Ways
- Regular parent – students – staff connection opportunities.
- Volunteering opportunities.
- Campus Program.
- College Newsletter & Community Section – This part of the newsletter is to build the CMC community, to get together, share great information for excursions and learning facilities, join support groups and get our students together for friendship and fun.
- Curriculum trading post.
- Work experience & mentoring.
- Pastoral Care for our students and families.
- DE ‘get togethers’.
- ‘All In’ excursions.
- Celebrations & Festivals.
- Connection to our local community via local churches, youth centres and retirement homes.
UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS
- Pastoral care begins with our Charlotte Mason philosophy. We work with the ‘whole child’. We are all here to support young people to learn, develop and mature on their path to adulthood. The young person’s wellbeing and emotional development is central to this journey.
- Our educational philosophy emphasises the processes of ‘learning how to learn’ and ‘loving to learn’. Therefore, it is designed to inherently speak to, and affirm the student, and create a caring, engaging learning environment that is also academically rigorous.
- Small classes with a maximum of 16 students per class enhance relationships between students and staff. At present our goal for On Campus is 64 students in total. This gives us a staff to student ratio of 1:5.
- All staff meet daily to pray for and with each other, CMC students and their families.
College Chaplain – Rev. Troy Beer
Troy Beer began his career as a jazz trumpet player and instrumental music teacher. He moved into ministry training in 1995 at Hillsong College in Sydney. After returning to Brisbane he married Jenni and six weeks later moved to the USA where he completed a Masters of Ministry degree at Indiana Wesleyan University. While living in the USA, Troy served as the Worship Pastor in a church in Michigan. They ventured home in 1999 to begin their first church plant in Brisbane.
They have not only planted and grown several local churches, they have also grown a wonderful family of four beautiful children. Not only has Troy had experience in launching and pastoring churches, he also worked as a Primary School Chaplain with Scripture Union, establishing the chaplaincy program for Kurwongbah Primary School. A highlight of Troy’s career was serving for 3 ½ years as the National Director for Destiny Rescue, focusing his ministry on the issues of human trafficking and child slavery. Troy also serves as a coach and consultant to pastors and their leadership teams across Australia.
Troy has been heavily involved in the formation of Charlotte Mason College, serving on the Senior Management Team since the inception of the college. He and Jenni have had all 4 of their children enrolled in the Distance Education and On Campus programs of CMC. With Troy’s ministry experience he is well qualified on our staff team to fulfil the role of College Pastor, where he offers pastoral care to families, students and staff.
College Newsletters are emailed weekly on Friday.
The newsletter is our main communication source to our families and is called Weekly Update.
VOLUNTEERING AT CMC
We love having volunteers.
For more information about volunteering at CMC please contact us.
Parent Educator Training for Distance Education is forwarded to families at enrolment.
We have ongoing training via our Learning Advisors and during our Campus Program days.
We are looking to add to our staff team as we grow.
Please send all resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION