Both Carinya Christian School Gunnedah and Tamworth are operated by the Tamworth Christian Education Association (TCEA). The Memorandum & Articles of the Association set out the objects of the Association and the requirements for Association membership and the Board of Directors.

The Association is a public company registered with ASIC and responsible to a number of State and Federal authorities. Registered non-government schools are required by law to have and implement policies and procedures for the proper governance of the school.

The Board of the association is made up of volunteer members with meetings held up to 12 times per year. The Board plays a critical role in determining the Strategic direction of the school including the employment of the CEO and Principals. The Board is currently supported by two formal committees which consider in detail matters related to Finance and Uniform on behalf of the Board.

All Board members are required to complete ongoing professional learning and development concerning the proper governance of non government schools.

Members of the school community are invited to apply for membership to the Association in accordance with the Memorandum & Articles.