Fr Leo is the College Chaplain. The objectives of the program are to assist the St John’s College community by providing pastoral care and spiritual, social and emotional comfort to all students, regardless of their faith or beliefs.
The role of the Chaplain
Our school’s Chaplaincy service complements the care offered by the Year Level Co-ordinators and aims to assist St John’s College community through the provision of help and care to support the personal and social wellbeing of students and the school community.
Services may include:
- Assisting staff in the delivery of student welfare services.
- Providing students, their families and staff with support and/or appropriate referrals, in difficult situations such as during times of grief or when students are facing personal or emotional challenges.
- Supporting students to explore their spirituality and providing guidance about spirituality, values and ethical matters or referring students to, or sourcing appropriate services, to meet these needs; and facilitating access to support agencies in the community, where applicable.
- Supporting students and staff to create an environment, which promotes the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and wellbeing of all students.
- Supporting students and staff to create an environment of cooperation and mutual respect, promoting an understanding of diversity and the range of cultures and their related traditions.
Being available to all students, staff and members of the school community.
- Supporting students, their families and staff of all beliefs.