Waverley Christian College seeks to help children feel welcome from the very start of their school life. Your child is unique and we provide each student with a caring and dynamic learning environment.
A strong emphasis is placed on pastoral care within the College. The Home Group or Classroom teacher provides the first level of care. Year level Co-ordinators offer students additional support.
In addition, there are two Chaplains at both campuses who are available to students as a support to help them work through their concerns and challenges. The Chaplains seek to build positive relationships with students. They also facilitate friendship and social skills groups, organise student seminars, and attend school camps.
As a Christian school, the wellbeing of our students is of utmost importance. Jesus said that others would know we are his disciples because of the love that we have for one another (John 13:35). In addition to this there is a great deal of research which points to the fact that students who are struggling with their own wellbeing find it difficult to learn and to thrive at school. If for no other reason, this places a great deal of importance on the pastoral care and emotional wellbeing of students.
The Chaplaincy service at Waverley Christian College provides pastoral and practical support for students and their families by providing appropriate advice and encouragement, seeking to nurture students in their social, emotional and spiritual well-being.
The role of the Chaplain includes:
Other programs managed by the chaplains include:
Students and parents are invited to contact the chaplains, the school office, Year Level Co-ordinator, or Classroom teacher to make an appointment with a chaplain.
The chaplains maintain an up to date register of professional counsellors and psychological services available within the community and will refer students and their parents to these services, as appropriate.