Proving partnerships between schools create better educational opportunities for students

Clarence Valley Anglican School Principal, Mr Martin Oates, and their Chair Mr Phillip Bonser have been working with Bishop Druitt College Chair Mr David Ford and Principal Mr Nick Johnstone to complete the negotiations for a Memorandum of Understanding to share the use of and develop a property in Glenreagh.

The property, named ‘Farnworth’, is currently used as a sustainable cattle property with 55 head of cattle. The property is 161.51 hectares of pastures with extensive tree-lined ridges and established walking paths. Both CVAS and BDC see the potential to develop ‘Farnworth’ into an educational facility that can support:

  • Vocational education (e.g. construction, agricultural and pastoral education)
  • Science and Environmental education
  • Outdoor education (e.g. School camps)
  • Creative Arts

“Mr and Mrs Clarke gifted ‘Farnworth’ to Clarence Valley Anglican School for educational pursuits. It is wonderful that this MOU will see more students benefiting from this generous donation.” says Clarence Valley Anglican School Principal, Mr Martin Oates.

“This partnership proves that when schools work together, more educational opportunities open up, which goes straight to benefiting the students.”, Says Mr Nick Johnstone, Bishop Druitt College Principal. “This is a fantastic development in the school’s history and BDC are excited by the possibilities.”