What is the role of chaplaincy in our School?
Chaplains participate in the spiritual, social and academic life of the school. We provide care and support, lead and provide nurturing programmes for spiritual development and welcome the opportunity to meet and speak with all members of our school community, including students, staff, families and friends, providing a listening ear, especially in times of crisis. You may see your Chaplain leading and organising chapels, teaching Christian Studies and Religious Education, organising Christian lunchtime groups, prayer and seeker groups, daily staff devotions and prayers as well as special projects.
We believe that the bible teaches us the truth about God and about how to live his way.
Most of all, the role of the chaplain in our school is to point to, as our School ‘rule of life’ suggests, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
We share that passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who we believe, as Christians, to be God’s Son, who lived, died, was buried and then raised to new life for us.
As an Anglican school we celebrate the wider Anglican Church that gathers around us and regularly prays for us. We are seeking to develop meaningful and sustainable partnerships with the wider church and encourage families to explore these worshipping communities as expressions of the wider Anglican Church.
Chapel Services at Scone Grammar School
Each week students of Scone Grammar School attend a Chapel service. These four age related services are formal occasions where contemporary language is used to present the important messages of the Bible to students. Each age group in the School is catered for in age-specific formats which encourage student involvement, interaction and understanding.Our services follow a Biblical pattern of worship, including such elements as prayer, praise and proclamation.
There are many informal and formal occasions for students to be involved in exploration, Bible study, service, encouragement and prayer opportunities across school life.
Our Christian Studies programme Kindergarten to Year 10 aims to develop within students an informed biblical understanding of religious belief and practice with particular concentration on the Christian faith and of Jesus Christ, in whom its faith depends. We desire students to have the opportunity to verbalise and discuss their views, questions and issues to help guide them in a way that is consistent with the Scriptures, as they seek to ‘run the race set out before them, with eyes fixed on Jesus’. Students are encouraged to challenge and consider what they are learning as a part of the process of finding their own faith grounding.
HSC Studies of Religion (I and II Unit Courses)
Beyond Year 10 Christian Studies, Scone Grammar School offers I and II Unit Studies of Religion courses as part of the HSC. These courses offer the opportunity of studying the nature and history of religion and the various religious traditions as an academic subject at Preliminary HSC and HSC levels.
This course has specific assessment requirements and procedures and involve both an external examination and internal assessment as with other HSC subjects. The course is used by students as part of their ATAR.
- ‘Cross Trainers’ – a student Christian Fellowship group who meets weekly on Mondays to explore God’s word, ask questions, pray, consider service activities and encourage one another.
- ‘Cross Trainers Mini’ – is a Primary aged student Christian Fellowship group who meets weekly on Thursdays to explore God’s word, ask questions, pray, consider service activities and encourage one another.
- ‘WePray’ groups are designated weekly spaces for students to come and pray together.
- ‘Parents and Staff’ – this prayer group is a weekly prayer time, Monday afternoons, dedicated to upholding our school in prayer. A great time to come together and pray for our school community.
- ‘Grow’ Bible study group is a group who meet at the home of Rev’d Nate and Mel – we weekly explore God’s word and provide support and encouragement for one another. A great place to come and learn more about God’s love for us.
- KYCK Camp – An annual trip to Katoomba as an SGS group to listen to engaging speakers unfold God’s word, worship, pray, hang out and meet others from around the state.
“Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the author and perfector of our faith.”— (Hebrews 12:1-2)