A Message from our Principal and School Council

A Message from the Principal and School Council of Arden Anglican School for our students and parents: past, present and future

 

Arden Anglican School, along with 33 other Anglican schools in Sydney, co-signed an Open Letter to all Members of the Australian Parliament, regarding the importance of religious freedom in our schools.

 

The letter calls for our right to employ staff who fully support the values of the School. It is of great concern to Arden that some media have incorrectly reported on this correspondence which has led to widespread misinformation and ill-informed comment. We are saddened that this coverage has also resulted in misunderstandings that have caused distress to some members of our School Community, current and past.

 

Arden is a caring Christian learning community and we live by our words to ensure every student is Well Known, Well Cared For and Well Taught. The outworking of our School’s values in our everyday lives means we show compassion, respect and love to all others, as was taught to us by Jesus.

 

Arden has always been, and will continue to be, a community that welcomes and values all, regardless of faith, denomination, gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity or culture.

 

Since our beginning in 1922, we have been committed to caring for each child as an individual, within a nurturing Christian environment, and this remains constant. Throughout our history and currently, Arden is a school which values its passionate and dedicated staff, its actively involved parent body who, together with the students, have built a school with a strong community spirit. It is this foundation that we are seeking to protect for our future, and for all those who associate with Arden. We stand firm in our challenge to maintain our Mission, to provide an exceptional co-educational learning experience that nurtures the uniqueness of confident, capable global citizens, which is centred on the Christian faith and finds joy in God.

We value your input and encourage you to contact us with any comments or response.  E: contact@arden.nsw.edu.au