enhancing the emotional, social, physical and moral wellbeing of our students
Maintaining the wellbeing of our students is a primary concern at Northpine Christian College. This is developed and encouraged within a climate where students and staff respect the rights and values of others.
Pastoral care is based on a deep respect for the dignity and uniqueness of the individual person as we are all made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Our pastoral care is designed to develop self-worth in our students and encourages students to participate and lead in serving others.
Our College aims to provide a strong sense of wellbeing, belonging and security, that affirms students in their dignity and worth, assists students to achieve their full potential physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
The Chaplaincy Team can help students
College administration, teachers, support staff and chaplains all contribute to the spiritual life of the College. The pastoral ministries are designed to develop a spiritual awareness among students and to challenge them to develop a personal faith experience, to build a life-time trust in God and a genuine love for all people.
An extensive Chaplaincy Program aims to support the needs of the Northpine community, working with teachers, year level co-ordinators, and professional counsellors to provide the nurture and care each student requires.
The development of student leaders is facilitated through the Chaplaincy Program, with opportunities for community service, presenting church programs, and involvement in the active Student Representative Council.
Students are taught to apply Biblical principles to everyday life through the development of Christian values and morals. Religious Education is an integral part of our curriculum and students are encouraged to challenge and discuss spiritual and moral issues.
The Chaplaincy ministries include:
Meet our wonderful chaplaincy team that oversees the pastoral care, spiritual development of our students and staff, co-ordinates chapel programs, and as a team they also direct Refresh – Northpine Community Church!
Sharyn Harrington came to Northpine in 2017 as the Refresh church pastor. In 2020, she moved into her current chaplaincy position predominately working with our Primary School. Sharyn brings with her previous experiences including teaching, chaplaincy, and ministry. Sharyn is an all in person who loves showing young people Jesus.
After a few years pursuing tertiary education, Northpine alumni, Monique Roberston, returned to our College in 2021 to join the chaplaincy team. Monique never really left when she graduated Northpine, volunteering many hours to our Middle School Challenge Program. Monique now works in our student support and wellbeing areas as a Student Wellbeing Counsellor.
As the newest member of our Chaplaincy team, Shaun looks forward to connecting and supporting our young people to want to know God and help them reach their potential!
Our Chaplaincy team’s holistic approach to chaplaincy provides students with a supportive environment and creates spiritual awareness demonstrated through the desire to be of service to God and humanity. They seek to provide opportunity for students to establish and develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
After working as a Northpine chaplain for the last eight years, 2023 brings a shift in focus for Pr Sarah Redman as she steps up to serve as the Refresh Northpine Community Church Pastor. Pr Sarah’s mission as she transitions into this role is that our Campus church will continue to be a safe and welcoming place where people find Jesus, community, love and support. Refresh Church Meets each Saturday Morning at 9:45 for Breakfast and 10:30 Church Begins. Follow Refresh: Northpine Community Church on social media for more info or look at Refreshchurch.com.au.