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Chaplaincy in Schools

The Anglican Church has a long association with education.

The ministry of chaplains in member schools of the Western Australian Anglican Schools Association [WAASA] and the Anglican Schools Commision (ASC), reflects the diversity of the twenty schools in our education association.

Whatever the context, their ministries speak to the Five Marks of Mission as they:

  1. TELL proclaim the good news of the Kingdom
  2. TEACH teach, baptise and nurture new believers
  3. TEND respond to human need by loving service
  4. TRANSFORM seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation, and
  5. TREASURE strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth

among the students and staff, families and old scholars, local parishes and communities with whom they relate. Chaplains in our Anglican schools provide the space and opportunity for God to break into the lives of each of these people.

As faithful lay people, deacons and priests, Chaplains, along with their Principals and other key staff, model the faith, reason, worship, inclusion, character and service which express the Anglican identity of their schools. They do this in their leading of regular Chapel worship and occasional Eucharists; often through teaching Religious Studies or bringing their expertise into those classes; in being alongside students and staff on camps, at sport or creative and co-curricula pursuits; and through the many and varied pastoral encounters among all who make up their school communities.

Anyone interested in finding out more about chaplaincy in an Anglican school could contact one of the following:

  • The Revd Peter Laurence OAM, CEO of The Anglican Schools Commission
  • Canon Philip Goldsworthy, Executive Officer of WAASA
  • Chair of the Archbishop’s Examining Chaplains, The Revd Canon Dr Philip Raymont, Senior Chaplain at Guildford Grammar School or
  • Warden of Wollaston Theological College, Locum Warden, The Revd Dr Ric Barrett-Lennard.

Our school chaplains are:

All Saints’ College
The Reverend Helen Jane Corr

Christ Church Grammar School
The Reverend Nick Russell

Esperance ACS

Guildford Grammar School
The Reverend Canon Dr Philip Raymont
The Reverend Barry Moss

Hale School
The Reverend Eleanor O’Donnell

John Septimus Roe ACS
The Reverend Jon Cornish
The Reverend Liz Flanigan

John Wollaston ACS
The Reverend Justine Coverdale

Perth College
The Reverend Linda Pilton

Peter Carnley ACS
The Reverend Kim Thomas

Peter Moyes ACS
The Reverend Dave Deeny
The Reverend Jean-Pierre Schroeder

St George’s AGS
The Reverend Sarah Stapleton

St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

St James’ Anglican School
The Reverend John Taylor

St Mark’s ACS
The Reverend Scott Rowland

St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
The Reverend Richard Pengelley

Swan Valley ACS
The Reverend Caroline Hemmings