A Note from our Principal

Opportunities For All

Steven Davies
Steven Davies, Principal

St Mark’s Anglican Community School was established in and by the local community in 1986 and has grown to be a thriving learning community of approximately 1,800 students in 2021 from Kindergarten to Year 12. The School employs over 200 staff, including teachers, education assistants, music tutors and administrative, grounds and maintenance staff.

The School’s Christian ethos, Anglican identity and values promote a positive and respectful work environment and a culture which attracts and retains high quality staff by fostering professionalism, collegiality, commitment, loyalty and strong pastoral care.

At St Mark’s, there are ‘opportunities for all’. We aim to maximise opportunities for our students to build rewarding and fulfilling futures, based around the skills and competencies required to navigate the challenges of a world that is changing in its nature in this 21st century. A variety of pathways are available at and through the School, and they can be tailored to facilitate these futures for students.

The maintenance of a child-safe environment at St Mark’s is paramount, and the sense of community that pervades the School and supports our young people in their learning, growth and development is at our core.

The School's current Strategic Plan, launched early in 2021, outlines four strategic focus areas for the following five years:

  • Lifelong Learning: Our community is characterised by individual and collective commitment to lifelong learning that embraces knowledge, skills, curiosity, authenticity, connectedness and reflection.
  • Holistic Wellbeing: Our community is characterised by its support and development of the holistic wellbeing of all.
  • Rounded Character: Our community is characterised by an aim to ‘grow good people’ who are ethical, respectful, honest, empathetic, confident, capable, and concerned citizens of the world.
  • Stewardship and Sustainability: Our community is characterised by responsible management and forward-looking leadership.

Our Strategic Plan will steer a course for us in our quest for continuous school improvement. The School’s Master Plan will ensure the continued development of contemporary learning spaces for the 21st Century, set amidst attractive, open grounds that enable effective learning, the development of positive relationships between our students and a sense of belonging and connectedness.

A commitment to developing the ‘whole person’ is central to a St Mark’s education through a diverse and enriching set of learning experiences provided across all Learning Areas, and including distinctive and engaging programs in the arts, sport, outdoor education and service to the community.

St Mark’s students are encouraged to always be their best selves, and this is reflected in their compassion, acceptance and care of others, resilience, achievement in a pathway that is appropriate and relevant to them, their sense of community and global responsibility. The values of the School are central to all of this. The two great commandments, to love God and to love one’s neighbour as you love yourself, underpin the strong relationships and partnership between students, parents and staff. This ethos typifies the St Mark’s community, creating a safe and positive environment in which to work and learn.

Families who wish to explore the opportunity to secure a St Mark’s education for their children are encouraged to contact the School so that further, and more personalised, information may be provided.

We invite you to join our community to give your children the opportunity to flourish.

Mr Steven Davies, BApp Sc, GradDipEd, MEdL

Principal