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Becoming a SPCEF Learning Community

Advantages of a multi-school group

Being part of a network of schools brings many advantages to all members of our school community.

At St Philip’s Christian Education, we believe that every student deserves the opportunity to experience a great education. This includes both exemplar academic teaching and learning practices as well as the benefit of being afforded a range of wrap-around experiences throughout the schooling journey. At SPCE a journey which is firmly embedded within Christian beliefs, values and practices.

Across Australia, research is showing us that many students are not afforded this opportunity.

About one in three primary and secondary students fell short of the proficiency benchmark in reading and numeracy in the 2023 NAPLAN tests. In outer regional and remote schools, nearly half of students did not meet the proficiency benchmark. And about two-thirds of Indigenous students were below the benchmark.’ – Gratton Institute report 2024

It is our belief that to reverse this trend, the solution can be found in the establishment of a multi-school group. The ability of a multi-school group’s (MSGs) executive leadership to provide guidance and support distinguishes MSGs from the isolated nature of stand-alone schools. The ability to implement a proven blueprint is embedded into the SPCE structure and flows from the formal connection between the schools and the Central Office. Entities within the SPCE group benefit from precise guidance and substantial support to enact a common blueprint for running an effective school.

Download our Central Office Framework to discover our multi-school group structure and the benefits gained from being part of a wider group of schools. 

Are you interested in taking steps toward becoming a member of the St Philip's Christian Education Foundation?

We would love to connect with you. Please fill in the Expression of Interest form below and our CFO will be in touch to coordinate a time to connect.

SPCEF Member Expression of Interest