Pastoral Care

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Pastoral Care Team at Genesis Christian College
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.


What does the Genesis Pastoral Care team do?

We provide:

  • Counselling/Pastoral Care Support
  • Social and Emotional well being Lunch time 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 Programs

  • Mums who pray group: Meet Monday 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
  • Hearts for Makunda in India- sponsorship and fundraisers throughout the year

Secondary School Programs

  • Shine and Strength Program for students in Years 7 to 9 on Tuesday afternoons from 3-4pm
  • Connect Group for Boys – Friday at lunch
  • Connect Group for Middle School girls – Friday at lunch
  • Student led Prayer Group – Monday at lunch in B21
  • Pancake Tuesday for Year 12’s – Tuesday at Lunch near the Common Room- Facilitated by Chaplains
  • Youth Alpha – Term 3, Facilitated by Chaplains
  • Purple Day (Epilepsy Awareness)
  • Myanmar orphanage sponsorship and fundraisers throughout the year
  • Hearts for Makunda in India- sponsorship and fundraisers throughout the year
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

Ruby Warren - Secondary School Chaplain | Genesis Christian College
Ruby Warren

Secondary School Chaplain

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

Primary School Chaplain

Julie McGovern - College Counsellor / Pastoral Care Assistant | Genesis Christian College
Julie McGovern

College Counsellor
Pastoral Care Assistant