The School Chaplain seeks to assist teachers and parents in fostering the physical, mental, social and spiritual development of students within a supportive and caring environment. Through pastoral care, provides emotional and spiritual support for the students, staff and families.
The Chaplain operates from Christian principles and values, while being sensitive to other spiritual and ethical insights. The Chaplaincy service is therefore, available to all students without prejudice, and with respect for each person's right to hold their own beliefs and values.
The Chaplain, along with a few regular volunteers, seeks to be a positive role model for the students and provide programs which create opportunities for exploring matters of life and faith.
The Chaplain works with and complements the existing school's support services, and encourage students to live to their full potential and make good life choices.
Weekly Chaplaincy programs
All participation of Chaplaincy programs are on a voluntary basis with parental knowledge and permission.
Monday lunch: 'Deeper ground' - Christian students meet together to discuss matters of faith & life, it's a great place to make new friends and a fun way of growing in one's spirituality.
Thursday morning tea: Students and staff prayer meeting.
Thursday lunch: Sports on the Oval.
Friday lunch: Sports on the Oval.
Other activities: One on one pastoral care, School camps, lunch time bands, Social Justice issues/events/fundraisers such as Operation Christmas Child.
When and how to find the Chaplains
Justin Prestidge is employed full-time.
Justin's office is located in F Block. While some of his work takes him outside of the school grounds, the Chaplain endeavours to be available during school hours. Their contact information is available via the
Our staff section of the website.