Grafton Anglican Schools Commission

The Anglican Diocese of Grafton has five Anglican schools created by the Diocese under the Anglican Church of Australia (Bodies Corporate) Act 1938 (NSW). Each of those schools are self managing and operating under a similar constitution with a School Council. The school constitutions are created as an ordinance of the Diocese of Grafton.

The Grafton Anglican Schools Commission was established under a Diocese of Grafton Ordinance to assist the Diocese by providing oversight of the five Anglican schools. The Commission monitors school performance and sets policies and procedures where they are required for the Diocesan oversight or provide a useful commonality among the Anglican schools. The Commission also fosters cooperation between schools.

Anglican Diocese of Grafton – Schools Ethos Statement

The Anglican Diocese of Grafton and its Diocesan Schools

Enhancing our Anglican Identity (Anglican Schools Australia)


Grafton Anglican Schools Commission

Bishop Druitt College Constitution 1 September 2022

Clarence Valley Anglican School Constitution 1 September 2022

Emmanuel Anglican College Constitution 1 September 2022

Lindisfarne Anglican School Constitution 1 September 2022

St Columba Anglican School Constitution 1 September 2022

St Columba Anglican School Foundation Constitution 21 September 2023

The Lismore Parish Centre Preschool Constitution April 2023

Policies and Procedures

GASC-001 Principal Selection & Appointment

GASC-002 Capital Development and Expenditure – Schools


GASC-003 Reporting and Accountability Framework – Schools

GASC-004 Appointing and Reappointing Members of Governing Bodies Diocesan Educational Institutions


GASC-005 School Chaplaincy

Vision Statement

Transforming lives through Jesus Christ

Mission Statement

Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ,
making disciples and growing faith communities.

Diocesan Mission and Ministry Overview


God’s grace revealed in Jesus Christ shapes and moulds our lives.

We continually seek to discern God’s revealing to be faithful in who we are and what we do.

We are open to change and to the development of innovative and responsive models of mission and ministry for our contemporary Australian context.

We work in collaborative partnerships with others to achieve our goals.

We honour the rich diversity of our Anglican heritage and culture.

We practise responsible and transparent stewardship of all that is entrusted in our care.

We Believe…

The essence of the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit is holiness and love expressed through mutual giving and receiving.

The Divine community is the model for Christians. It is not a closed community, but one-sided, reaching out and embracing. We are called to be the human community of God in the world, invited to mirror the divine giving and receiving action.