Mrs Cathie Graydon
Principal

Why Mamre?

Mamre Anglican School is a co-educational Prep-12 day school with Year 11 beginning in 2015 and proceeding to Year 12 in 2016, based on current growth. The school is committed to achieving high academic outcomes for its students in addition to growth in understanding of the Christian faith.

Parents and students need not be Anglican. However, they must be supportive of the school’s Christian philosophy and practice. The School is owned and supported by the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation and operational policy is vested in a School Council. Daily operational matters, including staffing and the various educational programs are the responsibility of the Principal.

The School’s Mission

“A Christian School striving for academic excellence and a love of Jesus.” MAS seeks to develop the uniqueness that is in every child. We want students to use their gifts to serve the Lord and the Australian community. MAS strives to equip students with the personal, academic and technological skills to excel in their chosen fields. Students are encouraged to grow towards leadership in their families, communities and in the workplace.

Curriculum

Our school offers a Christian perspective in all teaching programs within the context of the NSW Board of Studies curricula. The school provides programs in all Key Learning Areas from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.

The school concentrates on the fundamentals of a good education: literacy and numeracy, because they are foundational to all learning.

Over the last four years Mamre has grown rapidly. The policy of the school is to develop full classes and then break them down into smaller groups which then make room for further growth. Where classes are in need of additional support, either because of numbers or the particular needs of students, we are in the habit of providing additional aides in the classroom. Essentially the school is still on a path of growth so that the actual number in a class cannot be stipulated until that growth is complete. Finally our policy ensures that, with additional support, no child is left to their own devices.

The School endeavours to foster in all students an appreciation of the creative arts. Consequently Music, Visual Arts, Dance and Drama are taught to all students from Kindergarten to Year 6. From Year 3 all students learn a musical instrument. Visiting music tutors provide tuition in a variety of instruments. The school is a member of C.S.S.A. (Christian Schools Sports Association). Students are given the opportunity to represent the School in a number of team sports and in Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country. In addition, each student from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 10 participates regularly in Physical Education lessons.

Co-Curricular Activities

Students have the opportunity to participate in a number of exciting activities throughout the year.

These activities include:

  • Chapel
  • Assemblies
  • Maths Help
  • Service Opportunities: MS Read-a-thon, Bandaged Bear Day
  • Creative Arts groups: ensemble, choir, dance
  • Community Activities: Grandparents’ Day, Easter Hat Parade, MADD Night (music, art, dance, drama), Talent Quest, Twilight Concert
  • Camps, excursions and incursions
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge
  • Service Week
  • After school Gymnastics Program
  • After school Art Class
  • In-school activities: Junior School Art, Drawing Techniques, Movie Making, Junior School Music, Infant Choir/Percussion, Recorder/Drama, Sport, Infant Dance, Scrapbooking, Sewing, Board Games, Service to the Elderly, Senior School Art, Cooking, Bike Maintenance, Paper Craft, Theatre Sports, Band, Computers

Christian Pastoral Care Values

MAS endeavours to model the Christian faith and students are encouraged to adopt Christian values. All students attend a weekly Chapel service and are involved in the school’s Christian Studies program.

The School emphasizes care for each student and the development of each student’s God-given talents. MAS teaches that there are absolutes of right and wrong, true and false and urges students to seek the methods of reaching truth through both their curriculum studies and a close examination of God’s word, the Bible.

The School requires the highest standards of behaviour, courtesy and dress. Corporal punishment is not administered at MAS.

Setting and Facilities

The School is beautifully established on 22 ha in a rural area in Kemps Creek. It has air-conditioned classrooms and a large oval and playing areas as well as tennis, basketball and netball courts.

Specialist facilities include a large Library which has been thoroughly restocked. Every Junior School class has a new Smartboard (interactive computerized white board). The food technology centre has renovated kitchens with modernized ovens and whitegoods. Information Technology is excellently provided for with internet access in every classroom and three new computer laboratories. The sporting fields have been reconditioned and sporting equipment modernized. The school has new fences and renovated bus bays and parking facilities.