Yanginanook School Joins the Melos Foundation

The Boards of The Melos Foundation Limited and Yanginanook School Limited (YANGINANOOK) are delighted to announce that on Wednesday 29 June a decision was made for YANGINANOOK 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 Yanginanook Board attracted to the opportunity to be part of this unique educational partnership designed to strengthen the cause of Christian education.

Formed in 1982, Yanginanook School is a small non-denominational Christian school located Belrose on Sydney’s northern beaches area. The school motto is ‘We all Together’ which reflects the multi-age and personalised approach to education the school takes. Educating students from Kindergarten to Year 10, the school is committed to all children working together and being challenged according to their ability rather than their age, thereby offering remedial and gifted and talented teaching on an individual basis. Parents are welcomed and involved in the children’s education, and Yanginanook is a registered and accredited school with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). 

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, Yanginanook School becomes the third 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 more resourced schools can support the smaller schools with less resources, each having their strengths and weaknesses, but all working together 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 www.melosfoundation.com.au, or contact The Melos Foundation direct on 02 4363 1266 or by emailing info@melosfoundation.com.au

In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others - Romans 12:5