Pastoral Care

We believe by providing a nurturing environment, a sense of belonging, security and wellbeing is created allowing students to grow in their dignity, worth and ability to achieve their potential.

Pastoral care of students at Grace Christian School is an integral part of the ‘Whole person education’ offered. The care is based on a deep respect and love for the dignity and uniqueness of each individual child, created in the image of God; wonderfully and uniquely designed to fulfil their God given potential.

Two influential groups work to maintain a caring and supportive learning environment: our parents, who provide a stable support base; and our dedicated and highly trained Christian staff who encourage students on to educational excellence.

As part of our network of support, Chaplaincy plays a strong and proactive role at Grace, with discipleship, prayer, missions, leadership and performing arts being vital to the chaplain’s role.

Dreambuilders Church offers out of school youth programs for young people aged from Years 7 to 12. Follow the link to find out more about SixOhYouth.

Our Chaplain

Akita Princi

Chaplaincy is an integral part of the pastoral care of our school.

Key objectives of the chaplaincy;

• provide Christian pastoral care to students and assist staff in the delivery of student welfare services

• provide support in the general activities of the school such as camps, excursions and assemblies

• act as advisors, mentors and role models to the students

• facilitate access to external agencies, as necessary to provide appropriate care and assistance to students

• operate as a liaison between School and local churches on chaplaincy related matters

• encourage students in their spiritual journey and involvement in local churches and service agencies

• provide pastoral care to staff and parents where and when appropriate

The Chaplains along with the School Principal, the three Heads of School and the Student Service Officers meet weekly to discuss pastoral care matters and strategically set direction to address issues relevant to year groups and society.

Need to see the Chaplain?
Appointments to see our Chaplains are coordinated through Student Services. Parent and students are requested to see the Schools Student Services Officer to make an appointment.

Do you have a concern?
Any concerns raised due to the service of the Chaplain can be directed to the Principal. This can be carried out through the Principal’s Assistant.

Acknowledgment
School Chaplains at Grace Christian School are partly funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.