Role of Chaplaincy
The Balwyn High School full time Chaplain position plays an important role within the Student Services team. The Chaplain’s role in providing pastoral care and counselling support extends beyond the student cohort, to families, staff and the wider school community.
Chaplaincy Support Group
Chaplaincy services within the school are provided in part by KorusConnect and through the volunteer work of the Chaplaincy Support Group. Representatives from local churches, staff and school parents make up a support group which supports the Chaplain through personal and prayer support; helping raise awareness and funds through promotion within the school community and connecting with external networks such as local churches and councils; and contributing to functions and school events. 50% of the finances needed to fund the Chaplain in the school are raised by this support group through the sale of Second-Hand Books and Second-Hand Uniform.
If you would like to help support our Chaplaincy service you can go to: http://www.korusconnect.org.au/donate
At the Donation page complete the Donation Form by choosing from the first drop down menu ‘Tax-deductible gift towards School Chaplaincy initiatives’. Fill in your gift amount and under please state Balwyn High School in the ‘Name of Chaplaincy Support Group’ box. Once processed, you can print a receipt and we are advised of your generosity.
Alternatively, a cheque can be made to: Balwyn Chaplaincy Committee addressed to Chaplain, Balwyn High School, Buchanan Ave, Balwyn North 3104
or you can Direct Transfer to our CBA Account 063-155 1004 3437
Second-Hand Uniform Sales
The Balwyn High School Chaplaincy Second-Hand Uniform Shop is the only authorised outlet for the sale and purchase of second-hand uniforms within the school. Managed and staffed by volunteers we open regularly throughout school terms to assist students interested in buying and selling uniforms.
Monies raised support the employment of a full time Chaplain for Balwyn High School as well as other approved Chaplaincy Support Group projects.
School families can bring in quality used uniform items for us to sell through the shop. Sellers receive up to 70% of the sale price and the shop retains 30%. It is a great way to recycle and with new items arriving weekly it’s a great place to shop and save.
During COVID please refer to SHOP TIMES for updated operating hours
In the canteen
The Book sales began in 1988, raising money to fund a Chaplain. From modest beginnings it has evolved to a busy, computerised service to help save money and to raise money – providing a major portion of the funds necessary. Run entirely by Volunteers, we are grateful for the fine help from parents, students & staff.
NORMAL OPEN TIMES:
Term 1 Tuesday 11am – 12noon
Term 2, 3 & 4 occasional Tuesdays 11 – 12. For requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org or PH/SMS 0408 534 307
November & December – see times on download below
Room F16, or for November & December in the VCE Assessment Centre
Find information and forms as supplier here, or go to www.balwynbooks.blogspot.com.au which during the year also provides the additional ability to see availability of books. This is regularly updated so bookmark for future use.
Email as above or
The chaplain and committee office-bearers can be reached by contacting the school:
Ph. (03) 9862 4129
Fax (03) 9819 7395
Balwyn Chaplaincy Committee
C/o Balwyn High School
Balwyn North 3104