A group of more than fifty Association members gathered at the Swan Christian College (SCC) Conference Room on Thursday 30 June 2022 for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA). The evening included presentations from:
- Chief Executive Officer, Dr Graeme Cross, outlining the major capital projects that are happening across SCEA campuses,
- Dr Martin Bent outlining the purpose and recommendations of the recently-formed Board Recruitment Committee.
There was also the voting portion of the meeting, in which the quorum voted for SCEA Board and the Grievance Committee nominees.
Board Chair Mr Robert Edkins and Board Vice-Chair Mr Craig Clark were both voted in for a further three-year term, and the Grievance Committee now comprises:
- Murray Thornhill
- Simon Creek
- Helen Gilson
- Andrew Johnston
- Lance Staer
Copies of the SCEA Annual Report were available for all attendees (an online version of the Annual Report can be found here.
Information about all SCEA Board Members can be found on the SCEA website here.
With the formalities of the night completed, the assembled group moved from the Conference Room to the Maali Room for the President’s Reception. This function is named in honour of the SCEA ‘President’ (a dual function of the Board Chair) and allows the SCEA President to reflect on the past twelve months in a speech to the Association Members.
The function was catered for by Swan Hospitality students (who were expertly directed by Chef Rob Do Carmo and Chef Melinda Edwards) and music was provided by Southern Hills’ maestro Mrs Renate Sykes.
The ‘40 Years Of SCEA’ video was shown to the gathered group, which showcases the early days of SCEA’s first school (Midland Christian School, now known as Swan Christian College: Junior School) and the ensuing journey that has led SCEA to grow to eight campuses and more than 4,000 students in 2022.