Pastoral Care Services
Pastoral care is a term used in various government and private education sectors. Pastoral care is an inclusive function, integrated into the curriculum and structural organisation of Alphacrucis College so that the student’s personal, social and academic needs are met.
While all college faculty, including the Director of Student Services, are involved in general pastoring of students, the college has a counselling service available at each location. Its role is to provide a more formal counselling process to help students and clients work through particular issues they require.
While the college may recommend that students make appointments to see a counsellor from the counselling service, students are also encouraged to seek this service on their own initiative. The counselling service provides a confidential ministry, and we strongly recommend that students seek help rather than allow issues to fester. Appointments can be made through Reception on 1300 AC TELL (1300 228 355).
- Parramatta Campus: Jeremy Hodson
- Brisbane Campus: Van Shore
- Baulkham Hills (Hillsong) Campus: Dustin Petersen
- Parramatta Campus: Rowena Reynolds, (Professional Counsellor) Fee involved
Alphacrucis College campuses have wheelchair access to lecture rooms, the library, chapel and reception. More information about transport facilities at each location can be found on the Transport & Accommodation page.
Staff and students with special needs that require access to the building facilities can be confident that they will be well cared for. Should you have any special requirements please contact the following people:
- Parramatta Campus Reception: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 AC TELL (1300 228 355)
- Brisbane Campus Director: Van Shore
- Baulkham Hills (Hillsong) Campus Director: Dustin Petersen
Work Health and Safety
Alphacrucis College recognises its moral and legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work and living environment for employees, voluntary workers, students and visitors and will endeavour to ensure they do nothing to place themselves or the local community at risk of injury or illness.
Please refer to the following policies for further information:
In an emergency in Australia, dial 000. More information about emergency services in NSW can be found at the NSW Government Emergency Services website.
The Police can be contacted in an emergency by dialling 000. However for general police inquiries, please call 131 444. For more information please visit the NSW Police website.
For any medical and health emergencies, dial 000. General health information, including locations of local medical doctors and hospitals, can be found at the NSW Health website.
For legal assistance please call Legal Aid on 1300 888 529. More information can be found at the Legal Aid website.