Medowie Baptist Church

Medowie Christian School is a ministry of Medowie Baptist Church. The church and school partnership is a rich and valuable relationship which aims for mutual benefits. The pastors and members of the church serve as pastoral care, prayer support, board members and are also teachers and parents at the school.

As a ministry of the church we are fully committed to the visions and mission of the church, which is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Our teachers are committed Christians from a range of denominations and we do not promote nor exclude any particular Christian denomination. Our school has an inclusive, open enrolment policy which welcomes students from all families, regardless of culture or belief, who agree to support the Christian vision and ethos of our school. For service and other ministry information, please follow the link below.

Chaplaincy

Our school employs chaplains part of the Federal Government Chaplaincy Scheme. The chaplains, Mr. Jason Pilcher and Mrs Sharleen Maguire are available to mentor and assist students to navigate difficult times or situations, support the chapel program and staff.

Counselling

The school employs a psychologist, Mrs Kylie Gray, in a part-time capacity to see students referred by teachers for counseling support. Other community and Christian family counseling is available by other agents outside of the school. If you require help, please make you needs known to a member of staff or school executive.

Defence Transition Mentor

Our school receives funding from the Department of Defence to employ a Defence Transition Mentor (DTM), Mr Jason Pilcher, to support defence families who are posted to our area, generally to Williamtown RAAF Base.

The role involves:

  • being a point of contact for parents of new defence children in the school;
  • coordinating appropriate welcome and farewell activities;
  • introducing defence parents and children to the school and its facilities;
  • supporting individual children during parental absences;
  • monitoring the social, emotional and academic wellbeing of defence students;
  • assisting the students to develop self-confidence and resilience;
  • facilitating groups, programs and services to support and empower defence students;
  • providing opportunities for defence families to meet other defence families;
  • and enhancing the relationship between the school and their defence community.

 If you wish to find out more, please follow these links: