Pastoral Care

Pastoral care of students at Emmanuel Christian Community School is an integral part of the ‘whole person education’ offered. Every staff member is expected to provide pastoral care. The care is based on a deep respect and love for the dignity and uniqueness of each individual child, created in the image of God; wonderfully and uniquely designed to fulfil their God given potential.


Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)

‘For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.’

We believe by providing a nurturing environment, a sense of belonging, security and wellbeing is created allowing students to grow in their dignity, worth and ability to achieve their potential.

Chaplain – Support Officers
Miss Evelyn Jovita

Phone: 08 9342 7377

Available Times

Miss Jovita is available at school on the following days:

  • Monday 8.30am – 3.15pm
  • Tuesday 8.30am – 3.15pm

For appointments: please email Miss Jovita or contact the office to speak with her.

Mr Chinyama Kangombe

Phone: 08 9342 7377

Available Times

Mr Kangombe is available at school on the following days:

  • Wednesday 8.30am – 3.15pm 
  • Thursday 8.30am – 3.15pm
  • Friday 8.30am – 3.15pm

For appointments: please email Mr Kangombe or contact the office to speak with him.

Chaplaincy – Support Officer

The School Chaplain-Support Officer should be led of God to fulfill his or her role to enable ones relationship with the Lord to be reflected in relationships with the rest of the school community.

Chaplaincy-Support Officer is an integral part of our Pastoral Care.  The Support Officer along with the School Principal, the Girrawheen Baptist Church Associate Pastor (Youth and Children’s Ministry), the School Deputy Principal for Students and the Senior Staff meet regularly to discuss pastoral care matters and strategically set direction to address issues relevant to year groups and the community.

Key objectives of the Support Officer

Support Officer is an integral part of the pastoral care of our school. Key objectives of the Support Officer are to:

  • provide Christian pastoral care to students and assist staff in the delivery of student welfare services
  • provide support in the general activities of the school such as camps, excursions and assemblies
  • act as advisor, mentor and role model to the students
  • facilitate access to external agencies, as necessary to provide appropriate care and assistance to students
  • operate as a liaison between School and local churches on chaplaincy related matters
  • encourage students in their spiritual journey and involvement in local churches and service agencies
  • provide pastoral care to staff and parents where and when appropriate.
Need to see the Chaplain-Support Officer?

Please contact Miss Jovita ( or Mr Kangombe ( by email or contact School Office to make an appointment.


Do you have a concern?

Any concerns raised due to the nature of the Chaplain-Support Officer’s role, should be directed to the Deputy Principal.


School Chaplaincy Programme at Emmanuel Christian Community School is partly funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Programme.

The Chaplains’ library

Salcott Campus/Opposite Reception.
8:30am-3:20 pm. Monday-Friday.

The Chaplains’ Library began with a generous donation from a Christian Ministry and today we are blessed to provide a variety of resources: Bibles, Biographies, Christian Fiction, Magazines, Devotionals, DVD’s and General Well-being Books.

All Students, Staff and Parents are welcome to use the library.

Please remember to sign the material out in the record-book when you borrow and sign it in when returned.

Other arrangements can be made via email.
Miss Jovita ( or Mr Chin Kangombe (



DVD: “War Room” Why not introduce your family to a movie that shows the power of prayer. War room is a compelling faith drama that became a #1 Movie in US theatres. As a mum and a chaplain I would suggest viewing by parents first. I felt that children under 10 may find some of the arguments the parents are having too difficult. There is also the introduction of possible unfaithfulness in a marriage relationship that would need further discussion. A good discussion on the importance of integrity in life can be addressed after the movie as well, as the husband receives consequences for stealing money from his boss. A movie I thoroughly enjoyed.

BOOK: “The Hiding Place.” By Corrie Ten Boom is an astonishing memoir and has been an inspiration to millions. This book has been a best seller for more than 40 years and is considered one of the greatest Christian testimonies of our time. The book is set in 1937,38 and tells the story of a family who risked everything for the sake of others. This leads to a concentration camp, can God’s love make a difference, even in the horror of a holocaust concentration camp? A favourite of mine.


BOOK: “Man in White. Extraordinary Accounts of the Intervening Power of the Living God” By Ernest F. Crocker.
As a Christian Dr and follower of Jesus, Ernest Crocker has been a witness to many interventions of god during is life. In this book, he brings together an inspiring selection of testimonies from around the world of people who have seen god do extraordinary things. These stories are encouraging and inspire us to see God is real and how he delights being involved in our lives.

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