At the geographical and spiritual heart of Pymble Ladies’ College you will find the Chapel. Students, staff, families, ex-students, and members of the community regularly gather within the Chapel to worship, pray, reflect and grow. However, the spiritual life of the College is not restricted to within the walls of this beautiful building.
As a school of the Uniting Church in Australia, the Christian faith is a core element of our identity. It underpins and informs our values, activities and attitudes. In the daily life of the College, this faith is expressed in many settings, including Chapel services, assemblies, pastoral care programs and the classroom. All students, from Kindergarten to Year 12, are encouraged to explore and express their spirituality in a manner appropriate to their age and understanding. We seek to foster the discovery and development of faith, whilst at all times respecting the diversity of our community.
Pymble’s Chaplains provide spiritual leadership and support to the College community. This includes the oversight of the spiritual well-being of the girls, weekly worship services, and pastoral ministry to students both past and present. The Chaplains are also involved in student fellowship groups in both the Junior and Secondary Schools which seek to provide further opportunity for the girls to discover and share their faith.
Each year the students participate in a number of special services, some of which are for individual Houses or individual year groups, such as Friendship, Reflection and Gratitude Day for Year 10; others involve the whole school from Kindergarten to Year 12, such as Foundation Day and Jacaranda Day. Other services mark special occasions, such as the end of Junior School, Prefects’ Induction, and Year 12 Final Chapel.
Throughout the year there are many opportunities for the College community to gather to worship together. As a community we celebrate faith in many ways. All students participate in the spiritual life of the College and we encourage parents and families to be involved in this important aspect of their daughter’s growth.