St Mark’s Anglican Community School was established by the Anglican Schools Commission and therefore works within the broad parameters set by the Commission. The School is governed locally by a Council comprising twelve representatives appointed from the Anglican Church, the Parents and Friends’ Association and the Old Scholars’ Association and is responsible for the overall development and management of the School. The Principal is responsible for the operations of the School, and reports to the School Council on a monthly basis. The Business Manager is Secretary of the School Council.
The School operates on a budget developed by the Council and approved by the Anglican Schools Commission each year. The School Council has responsibility for formulating and managing the budget.
St Mark’s was established with the aim of making an Anglican education accessible to all families. This means that fees are kept as low as possible. The School offers a curriculum and pastoral care program that meets the needs of parents and students with a level of resourcing roughly equivalent to government schools but significantly less than high fee non-government schools.
Members of Council (2017)
Chairman: Mr S Green, BA (Hons), ACA, MAICD
Vice-Chairman: Mr R Chapman
Mr D Coetzer, CA (SA)
Mrs S Langridge
Mrs J Mahon, MBus Admin, Advanced Dip Management, Grad Cert HR Management
Ms D Mills, BA, MA(Hons 1st class, Cambridge), ACIM
Mr Y Nguyen, BCM, LLB (Hons), MBA
Ms K Roach, BA, LLB (Hons)
Mr F Shannon, Registered Builder 10531
The Revd D Smit
Dr J Bailey Smith, BA (Hons), Grad Dip Ed, Ph D, Cert Ed (Gifted Ed.)
Mrs C Gray, BBus (Acc), CA
The Anglican Schools Commission
Vision: To fulfil the Gospel imperative to teach the faith and nurture the young by strengthening and growing low fee Anglican schools as centres of excellence in teaching and learning, pastoral care, worship and service.
Core Purpose: To establish and support low-fee Anglican systemic schools which provide a high quality, inclusive, caring Christian education.
Faith - Living by Gospel values
Excellence - Pursuing high standards in all things
Justice - Demonstrating fairness, compassion and conviction, advocating for the educationally disadvantaged
Respect - Respecting self, others and our world
Integrity - Acting with honesty and openness
Diversity - Promoting social inclusion and celebrating difference
The Anglican Schools Commission oversees the operation of 14 Anglican Schools across three states:Peter Moyes (Mindarie, WA), St Mark’s (Hillarys, WA), John Wollaston (Kelmscott, WA), Peter Carnley (Wellard, WA), Frederick Irwin (Mandurah, WA), Georgiana Molloy (Busselton, WA), Swan Valley (Aveley, WA), Esperance (WA), John Septimus Roe (Mirrabooka and Beechboro, WA), St James' Anglican School (Alkimos, WA), St George’s Anglican Grammar School (Perth, WA), Trinity Anglican College (Albury and Wodonga, NSW), Cobram Anglican Grammar School (Cobram, VIC) and Cathedral College (Wangaratta, VIC).