Westbourne Grammar was established on Christian values and throughout its history those values have continued to underpin the school community. Students are actively encouraged to develop an understanding of Christian values and of the moral and spiritual dimensions of life.
To this end, our chapel exists as a space where self-reflection and exploration of the Christian ethos and tradition is nurtured. The chapel is a place of peace and reflection where students and staff from all faith backgrounds and endeavour are welcomed. In this inclusive environment each individual is able to engage in a journey of personal-discovery surrounded by love and acceptance.
Regular chapel services are opportunities for worship, encouragement, and exploration. Students from all year levels are involved in the running of these services, and actively contribute through bringing prayers, scripture readings and musical accompaniment.
The school chaplain provides support to individual students and the school community as a whole through pastoral care. In this role the chaplain helps foster a sense of community and Christian values throughout the school. In addition to playing an important role in wellbeing structures and activities the chaplain oversees the chapel and leads regular liturgies and worship services. The chaplain provides a presence with whom students and their families can talk and is available to encourage and support students experiencing emotional and spiritual concerns.
Over the centuries, the timeless teachings of Christendom have enabled us to stand on firm foundations. Guided by the enduring principles of Faith, Hope and Love, the Christian message continues to adapt and mould itself to the global environment in which we find ourselves. Chaplaincy began in war time and its relevance today is as important and potent as ever as we fight a global pandemic.