Incorporation of St Philip’s College, Alice Springs

St Philip’s College has been an unincorporated entity within the Uniting Church in Australia, Northern Synod (Church) since our beginning in 1965. “Unincorporated” means that the College is not a separate legal entity from the Church.

In recent years there has been significant political and community discussion regarding the best and strongest legal and corporate governance structure for independent schools. 

There has been a growing expectation, especially from governments, that independent schools should be “incorporated” entities, i.e. separate legal entities which are fully responsible for their own decisions and actions.

Consequently, the St Philip’s College Board has made the decision to incorporate, as a company limited by guarantee. A new company, St Philip's College Alice Springs (ABN 73 629 038 884), has been established for this purpose with the full support and approval of the Church and the assistance and guidance of the College’s legal advisers.

Our relationships with the Church, our staff, our parents and alumni, and our dedication to the personal growth and education of the students entrusted into our care remain unchanged.

Incorporation will bring the operations of the College within the legal and governance structure now adopted by most independent schools in Australia.

If you wish to read more about incorporation and the St Philip's College constitution, please read any of the following documents:

Incorporation - Questions and Answers for Parents
Incorporation - Questions and Answers for Staff
​Incorporation - Questions and Answers General
Constitution - St Philip's College

Kind regards,


Libby Prell
Board Chairman