Moree Christian School Joins the Melos Foundation

The Boards of The Melos Foundation Limited and Moree Christian School Inc (MOREE) are delighted to announce that on Sunday 21 May a decision was made for MOREE to join The Melos Foundation as a participating school operator. The resolution at the AGM was the result of much prayer and discussion between The Melos Foundation and the Board and school leadership, with the Moree Board attracted to the opportunity to be part of this unique educational partnership designed to strengthen the cause of Christian education. Further to this, we welcome Ian Davie, Pastor of Moree Baptist Church to the Board of The Melos Foundation and its member schools. Formed in 1984 by Moree Baptist Church, Moree Christian School is located in the Moree Plains Shire of northern New South Wales. The school motto ‘Grow up into Christ’ reflects the vision of this small school with a big heart, offering a caring atmosphere in which excellence of learning may be achieved. Educating students from Kindergarten to Year 10, the school has developed a caring Christian community that supports families by providing a quality Christ-centred education which develops the whole person for life and eternity. The NESA curriculum is delivered encouraging each student to attain their best possible results according to their God-given abilities. This is undertaken in partnership with parents and their church for the nurture, growth and equipping of their children.

It was Green Point Christian College who initiated the idea of forming a group of Christian schools who would be stronger and more secure by joining together under a single governance structure. This would help to ensure quality and expertise in governance for all group members into the future. In joining the group, Moree Christian School becomes the sixth participating member school of The Melos Foundation.
The Melos Foundation concept arises from the Biblical symbolism of the Body of Christ. Each part, no matter their strength or function, contributes to the flourishing of the whole. The larger support the smaller, the smaller contribute to the larger, and all work for the common goal of effectively serving their particular community with Christian schooling. This not only serves local communities into the future but ensures schools stay free of the issues of poor governance, lack of expertise and resources, and allows for economies of scale. It downplays the idea of independence and highlights the importance of interdependence.

The Foundation is a public company limited by guarantee incorporated on 6 March 2020. It is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) as a charity with the sub-type ‘advancement of education’. The Foundation leads a participatory arrangement between different school operators to support the growth of an educational partnership to strengthen the cause of Christian education by:

taking a role in the governance and senior management of each member; and
providing a range of governance, educational and business services to each participating school operator to support the strategic and daily operations of the schools they operate.
For more information about The Melos Foundation please visit the website at, or contact The Melos Foundation direct on 02 4363 1266 or by emailing
In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others - Romans 12:5