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Mount Alvernia College

Educating young women in the Franciscan tradition

Campus Minister

Mount Alvernia College

We are known as a caring and welcoming community, and our ability to care for young women is enhanced by our Chaplaincy support.

The Principal and the College Board are committed to the total development of the young women who attend the College. In the development of the College Strategic Plan, approved by the Board, the support of students in spiritual and ethical values congruent with the values espoused by the College was placed at high priority.

Mount Alvernia College has a two-day-a-week Campus Minister.

To aid the College in developing your young women, we place importance on the work of our Campus Minister:

  • Participating in school camps, retreat days, excursions, sports days, student and staff meeting, assemblies, and appropriate school committees
  • Supporting liturgies and Masses for staff and students
  • Developing a training program for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Supporting a commissioning ritual for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Commmunion
  • Supporting the review and re-energising of the current College retreat and spirituality program with particular focus on Franciscan spirituality
  • Supporting the development and delivery of the Home Room Program
  • Supporting the development of a House Friendship Program, where each House partners with an existing welfare or justice agency whose mission it is to support women and children
  • Supporting the current Community Outreach Program
  • Assisting students to use their gifts and talents in service of others through social action and justice activities and initiatives
  • Providing resource support for teachers
  • Networking with support services, local churches and other organisations and agencies in the local community to provide a broad range of support services to the College community, eg RSL, Young Parents Program
  • Networking with, and coordinating involvement in the College by, external Christian programs and organisations, eg Youth Alive, Project Hatch
  • Promoting connections within and beyond the wider Church community
  • Providing resource support for teachers

The Chaplaincy role is funded by the College and through the National School Chaplaincy Program, which is an Australian Government-funded initiative.