Chaplain

Spirituality at Riverside Christian College is like a golden thread running through all aspects of our life. It is seen and unseen, and taps into all aspects of the person - body, mind and spirit.

The Theologian, Writer and Social Activist, Charles Ringma says: Spirituality embraces all aspects of life.  From this perspective, all of life's experiences become the testing ground for linking faith and practice.  Therefore, in being, living, doing, praying, serving, risking, loving and participating, we are weaving a pattern of understanding our spirituality.

At Riverside, our spirituality is soundly grounded in the belief of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, Christian principles, scripture, tradition, experience and reason. Our journey of faith should ultimately impact and enrich the wider community. Riverside's non-denominational community is wide in its expression of spirituality and this is catered for in a variety of ways that assist the development of the whole person.  

Our College upholds values that support the relational development of the whole person.  These virtues include: honesty, service to others, truthfulness, self discipline, kindness, peacefulness, mercy, orderliness, thoughtfulness, humility, patience, self discipline, inclusion, loyalty, courage, enthusiasm and reliability.  Programmes delivered through biblical studies and Chapel activity, encourage the above qualities to develop through sound relationships.  It has been said that students at Riverside feel nurtured, valued and appreciated.  This type of environment is it both spiritual and practical, and these two elements cannot be separated.

Junior College – A part-time Chaplain is available to build relationships with students, staff and parents and to provide multiple levels of support as required. Referrals for specialist services can be made if desired.

Middle/Senior College – A full-time Chaplain and trainee youth worker are available to provide support through low level counselling, relationship/team building and numerous areas of support within the College. They operate on an Open Door policy. Chaplaincy services are available to both students and families.