At Georgiana Molloy Anglican School Chaplaincy is primarily about working alongside people. One size does not fit all.
At GMAS my personal philosophy is that happy students learn better and happy staff teach better. Programs are important but far more important are the circumstances of individuals.
If students are able to leave the school gate happy each day then they have had a far better opportunity to have learnt.
Chaplaincy is certainly grounded in the Christian faith, and embraces the teachings of Jesus to love all that God has created, love oneself and to love one another.
Chaplaincy is about people, sharing their needs, their struggles, their celebrations and their joy. The way the Chaplain does this is through classroom teaching, chapel services, whole school events, spending time with individuals and with families.
School Chaplaincy has had a long history, as long as education itself. The Chaplain’s role is to offer encouragement and support to act in truth and build community.
Fr Earle Chamberlain