Christian dimension and service

The spiritual and personal development of all members of the St Paul’s Collegiate School’s community is built on a virtues-based ethos including empathy, kindness, compassion, tolerance, helpfulness and service.

The spiritual and personal development of all members of the St Paul’s Collegiate School community is built on the Christian faith, fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control) and Anglican Special Character.

As an Anglican school, St Paul’s is deeply committed to delivering a holistic education as a central element in the curriculum, including a spiritual dimension. From the strong presence of faith within the school, students are given the opportunity to accept responsibility, serve others and be aware of the spiritual and moral dimensions of life.

Chapel services

St Paul’s place of worship, the Chapel of Christ the King, represents the heart of the school. Whether for chapel services, school assemblies or music and drama performances, the Chapel is the place where the entire school community comes together on a daily basis. During Chapel services, St Paul’s prides itself on quality performances by choir groups or concert bands, further enhancing the overall experience of Chapel of Christ of King.


The chaplain occupies several roles: Chapel, Leader of Religious Education, service program coordinator, faith development and counsellor. These roles often overlap. The chaplain serves as the pastor to the School family and, as such, provides a friendly listening ear, advice, guidance and spiritual support to students, staff, parents and families.

Students in Year 9 and 10 take part in the School’s Religious Education programmes and every student attends regular worship in the Chapel of Christ the King.

The chaplain is also a professional counsellor who works with all staff and students who need spiritual (or other) guidance or solace. The chaplain makes regular visits to boarding houses and regular visits to Tihoi to keep in touch with each boarding house as a whole and with individual students and staff across both campuses.