Pastoral Care is the business of all staff at Genesis Christian College, but it is driven by our dynamic Pastoral Care Team.

You may not hear the term Pastoral Care very often, but it plays a vitally important role in our approach to educating the whole student. We believe student social and emotional well-being is paramount to success at school and in life.

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What does the Genesis Pastoral Care team do?

We provide:

  • Counselling/Pastoral Care Support
  • Social and Emotional well being lunchtime and after school programs
  • Student wellbeing events
  • Classroom programs and interactions including Christian Life and Personal Development;
  • Education about mental health and wellbeing
  • Chapel services, visiting speakers and organisations
  • Student information sessions
  • Parent information evenings
  • Counselling for students is offered on a daily basis when the need arises
  • Make a Difference projects for the school and wider community

We’re an extremely busy department with a lot of activities and programs happening throughout the year. Our programs are specifically aimed at developing Christ-like behaviour and providing students with skills that prepare them for modern life in and out of school.

The team has a common desire to see families “do life well”. The team provides pastoral care, life skills coaching both in and out of the classroom and are involved in weekly Chapels so the students are continually growing in their knowledge.

Pastoral care also acts as a bridge to the community. There are many agencies in our community that are streamlined in their skills and services. Depending on individual needs, we are able to direct people to the most suitable assistance for them. Our team members are keen to be proactively developing this service to meet the needs of the College community.

“Encourage one another and build each other up.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
  • Primary school students support the Pastoral Care initiative, You Matter Day
  • Year 5 girls participating in the Pastoral Care program, Beautiful Me
  • Secondary students cooking lasagna for Food Bank - Make a Different Project
  • Genesis Mission trip to Myanmar Orphanage

Primary School Programs

  • Parents who pray group: Meet Friday mornings to pray for our students, staff and school
  • Beautiful Me: Specifically created for our Year 5 girls, this program runs every term on a Tuesday or Wednesday, after school
  • JAM (Jesus And Me): Connect group for our Year 6 girls. JAM meets on Fridays during second break
  • Power Up: Just for our Year 5 and 6 boys, Power Up is our program based on a book, ‘7 Day Self Esteem Booster’
  • Primary Clubs
  • Myanmar orphanage sponsorship and fundraisers throughout the year

Secondary School Programs

  • Opportunities for students to lead within the Year 7 – 12  Chaplaincy Team, Chapel Events Team, Chapel Band or be a Connect Group Leader and attend Chapel Camp bi-annually.
  • M.A.D. (Make a Difference) Projects: Food Banks (one per Semester) and Backyard Blitz
  • Shine and Strength Programs for students in Years 7 on Tuesday afternoons from 3-4pm in Term 1 and 2
  • Connect Group for Years 7 – 12 Boys – Friday at lunch
  • Connect Group for Years 7 – 12 Girls – Friday at lunch
  • Middle School or Senior School Bible Studies every second Wednesday at Lunch
  • Pancake Tuesday for Year 12 students – Tuesday at Lunch near the Common Room- Facilitated by Chaplains and local youth groups
  • Youth Alpha – Term 3, Facilitated by Chaplains
  • Myanmar orphanage sponsorship and fundraisers throughout the year
Email the Pastoral Care Team
Meet the Pastoral Care team:
Louise Klar - Head of Pastoral Care / College Counsellor | Genesis Christian College
Louise Klar

Head of Pastoral Care
College Counsellor

Anthony Lyons - Secondary School Chaplain / Life Coach | Genesis Christian College
Anthony Lyons

Secondary School Chaplain
Life Coach

Lisa Mason - College Counsellor | Genesis Christian College
Lisa Mason

College Counsellor

Laura Tepe

Secondary School Chaplain

Ruby Warren

Secondary School Chaplain

Pam Nadler - Primary School Chaplain | Genesis Christian College
Pam Nadler

Primary School Chaplain

Anna Oettinger


Anna Hockey

Admin Officer