About ASO

About ASO

The Anglican Schools’ Office exists to support, resource and encourage schools in the Anglican Schools’ network in their quest to live out their Christian foundations with integrity.

Many of the resources we provide are found on this website. We also provide staff PD, Special Character Reviews and Anglican Audits, and a means by which the connections between schools and the wider church are nurtured.

The Office supports 10 schools in Tikanga Polynesia, 2 from Tikanga Maori, and 34 who come under Tikanga Pakeha dioceses, providing a point of connection between them all.

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 a legal obligation under the Integration Act.

This means that even in a relatively small Anglican Province such as ours, we have quite a large Anglican Schools’ Network! We have 40 Chaplains in our schools and another 20 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 and look through our resources or talk with the Director; however, it is advisable to phone in advance.