Courage • Creativity • Resilience • Respect

Pastoral Care Worker

Chaplaincy is a well-accepted and valued pastoral care model in many parts of society (eg defence forces, sports, industry, hospitals etc.). The Chaplaincy Service at this school is provided by a Pastoral Care Worker, on behalf of the local combined Christian community, employed by Schools Ministry Group (SMG). The Chaplaincy Service is funded by the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), administered by DECD SA, with additional contribution from the local community. The aim of this service is to offer pastoral support to students, staff and the school community.


Our Pastoral Care Worker supports our school community in the following ways:

  • Working closely and in partnership with leadership and other wellbeing staff in the school to provide pastoral care and practical support to students, families and staff as requested
  • Providing pastoral care in a ‘first response’ capacity to critical incidents, referring to specialist support, and to provide ongoing presence and follow up
  • Being well positioned to work across the whole school to ‘build a sense of’ community, harmony and cohesion
  • Being trained and equipped to provide our school with a unique dimension of social, emotional and spiritual support in line with the DfE Wellbeing for Learning - A Whole School Approach
  • Chaplaincy Services promote student wellbeing, engaging young people in activities that are preventative and which support early intervention and referral of mental health issues.

Pastoral Care Worker

Bron Jory

Bron is a married mum with four teenagers.  She has an employment background in accounting, bookkeeping, counselling and mental health.

Her personal interests are sport and being active (playing netball and gym workouts), reading dystopian novels and dabbling in writing her own fiction.  She also likes to paint and draw and has travelled recently and looks forward to more stamps in the passport in the future.

Bron works alongside the Wellbeing team in Student Services.  Bron is available onsite Mondays and Wednesdays (from 8am Wednesday's at the NESCI Breakfast outside the Resource Centre) and Fridays.  Students are invited to pop in and see Bron for a chat via Student Services.  She runs some lunchtime activities and would love students to participate.

For the days Bron is not working on site, please contact Reception on  8261 2733 to get a message to her.  Alternatively you can contact another member of the Wellbeing team.