About the Anglican Schools Office
The Anglican Schools Office provides professional development, pastoral support and resourcing for chaplains, RE teachers, principals, boards and staff of Anglican Schools across Aotearoa NZ and Polynesia. It aims to facilitate opportunities for students to be nurtured in faith and instructed in Christian beliefs. It supports 10 schools in Polynesia, 2 Maori schools and 34 Pakeha schools, providing a point of connection with the church in all three Tikanga.
Schools may be associated with The Anglican Schools Office for a number of reasons. They may be linked to the Church through their foundation deed, history, relationship with an Anglican parish, their chapel, the Chaplain holding a licence from a Bishop, or the legal obligation under the Integration Act. It means that even in a relatively small Anglican Province such as ours, we have quite a large Anglican Schools’ Network! We have 48 Chaplains in our schools and 70 teachers employed as Religious Education specialist teachers in the New Zealand schools. There are also about 38 classroom teachers who take R.E. as part of their normal teaching programme (all in primary schools). In the Polynesian schools all the 152 classroom teachers in our schools are involved in the teaching of Christian Education and leading classroom worship.
2014 marked the opening of our newest school: All Saints Anglican Primary School in Apia, Samoa.
This website is designed primarily as a resource and contact point for our NZ schools, but all are welcome to browse it. You are also welcome to come to the Office itself in Napier and look through our resources or talk with the Director; however, it is advisable to phone in advance.