As a member of the school's Student Services Team, Andrew the Chaplain's role involves support of all members of the school community. Engagement with the Chaplain's services is voluntary for students.
Andrew's role at the school involves counselling and support of students, staff and families. He also coordinates the school's Bush Ranger Cadet Unit and runs a variety of experiences, from leadership training and inter-school Girls Soccer to the Sea Explorers Program, Carols on the Lawley Lawn and Lawley Alumni. He also works closely with youth workers from a number of local churches to facilitate their involvement in the school. This involvement includes two breakfast programs.
Andrew is employed by an organisation called YouthCARE, and funded through donations, grants and fundraising in the local community. The Chaplaincy position is, in part, funded through the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.
At the local level, Andrew's support committee is called Mount Lawley YouthCARE. This group is made up of representatives from the local Christian churches, the school and the community.
Andrew has been School Chaplain at Mount Lawley SHS since January 1992.