Chaplains support school communities through pastoral care of students, teachers, families and the wider local community. 


Chaplains fulfill a unique role in school communities:


  • They are active in promoting student wellbeing, particularly through the provision of pastoral care.
  • They are involved in the implementation of preventative and proactive wellbeing programs.
  • They work to facilitate the connection of students into the school network and wider community.


Kew High Chaplain


Rosemary Carter has been the Chaplain at Kew High School since July 2005. Rosemary has qualifications in teaching, social work and theology. You can contact Rosemary by phone or via the school email:


Chaplaincy has a long history at Kew High School commencing back in 1986. The role of the Chaplain is supported by the Korus Connect Chaplaincy Committee – Support Group. The committee is made up of school staff, parents and representatives from local Kew churches. The Chaplain is employed through Korus Connect, the committee operates to support the Chaplain, raise funds and promote awareness of the program.  Together the Korus Connect Chaplaincy Committee and the school raise all the finances to fund the Chaplaincy at the school. 


The second-hand Book and Uniform Shop is one of the wellbeing programs coordinated by Korus Connect Chaplaincy Committee. Operated solely by volunteers the shop sells books and uniform on commission.  Families have the opportunity to recycle books and uniforms and purchase second-hand items at 25—75% of retail price. The shop is open one lunchtime per week during school terms.  The volunteers also run two evening openings per term and a pre-ordered sale, and open sale day during December each year.

Second Hand book and uniform shop


If you would like to know more about school chaplaincy you are welcome to attend a Korus Connect Chaplaincy Committee Support Group Meeting.  Meetings run twice per term for approximately one hour and are held in room 6 or via Zoom.  Please enter via the High Street Entrance.


Chaplaincy 2021 Meeting Dates




Friday 28th May Chaplaincy Dinner


Korus Connect Chaplaincy Committee Members


Chairperson: Napier Thomson

Deputy Chairperson: Sam Gleeson

Secretary:  Susan DeLeon

Treasurer: David Benwell (acting/ retired)

Fundraising:  Deirdre Willis

Secondhand Shop Coordinator: Catriona Christie

Secondhand Shop Book Coordinator: Tracie Christopoulos

School Representatives: Linda Wilson

Parent Representatives: Vacant

Parent Representative: Zahra Mustaf

Community Representative: Vacant 

Church Representatives: Vacant          

School Chaplain:   Rosemary Carter

Korus Connect Representative: Jim Reiher

International Students

Kew High School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to


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