Christian Life


Chaplaincy is a vital and vibrant part of the spiritual life of Emmanuel College. Our Chaplains minister to the spiritual and practical needs of our community, ensuring our staff, students and families receive the best possible support. 

All of our Chaplains are also practicing teachers engaged in classroom teaching. This is part of our commitment to demonstrating to our students that Christian faith should be embodied in our everyday lives and not separated from the real world.

Our Chaplains are also responsible for praying with students, running chapel services, and assisting students in articulating their spiritual needs in ways that are relevant to their own faith journey. 

Chaplains at Emmanuel will not hide the fact that the foundation of their personal spirituality rests in the Christian faith, but they are also available to be a support to those who might profess other faiths, or no faith. 

The Emmanuel College Chaplains are Mr Rodney Newth (Junior School Chaplain), Miss Jess McCorriston (Senior School Chaplain) and Mr Peter McQueen (College Chaplain).  

National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP)

Emmanuel College acknowledges the continued financial support from the Australian Government under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP). 

The program provides ongoing support to student welfare issues and chaplaincy programs, and assists the development of relationships within the Emmanuel community. 

The level of service provided to the College community is enhanced through the financial support provided by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.