Living and Learning in Community
Below are summarised a number of aspects of our community life including:
- Community Meals
- Chaplaincy Groups
- Chapel Services
- Dean of Students
- College Housing
- Sport & Recreation
All full-time students are expected to attend each weekday lunch. Each Chaplaincy Group is invited (with spouses) to a dinner on a Tuesday evening in the course of the year. Married students may attend other weekday evening meals by booking at Reception and paying the usual fee.
Meeting together in Chaplaincy Groups is integral to the College’s commitment to learning in fellowship. The groups perform a number of important functions in the preparation of students for Christian ministry and leadership. Within the College program various other groups also help to set a vision for gospel ministry and foster fellowship, theological reflection, group skills, prayer, mission and accountability.
All full-time students are expected to attend chapel on Tuesday and Friday at 9.05 a.m. Various orders of Morning Prayer are normally used. On Wednesday and Thursday, students attend either a chaplaincy group or a chapel service. On Thursdays a student from either Third or Fourth Year will preach. The sermon should always be an exposition of a passage of Scripture.
Dean of Students
The Dean of Students is responsible for the spiritual and personal welfare, and all other matters which affect the well-being of students and their families, including student housing, residence (including John Chapman House, Carillon House, But-Har-Gra and Moore West) and catering.
The Dean is also responsible to the Principal for the co-ordination of chaplaincy reports for students offering for ordination in the Anglican and Presbyterian denominations.
All single students are expected to reside in College for the duration of their course. Men reside in John Chapman House and women reside in Carillon House. Married students may apply to live in College housing.
Students requesting concession to live out on compassionate grounds should consult the Principal.
College housing includes homes owned by the College at Newtown, Croydon Park and Parramatta and homes in Newtown owned by others and made available by the College for student accommodation.
The College welcomes you into the community and undertakes to provide for your needs as far as possible. The student pays accommodation fees in a similar manner to residents of John Chapman House and Carillon House. Fees vary according to the standard of accommodation.
Enquiries for College housing may be made at any time to the Accommodation Manager who allocates housing in conjunction with the Dean of Students.
Students wishing to apply for College housing should fill out an application form in June and make an appointment to see the Accommodation Manager by mid-August of the preceding year.
Sport & Recreation
Various sports are organised during the course of the year, including touch football, ultimate frisbee and soccer. By special arrangement, St John’s and St Paul’s ovals are available from time to time. A pool table is available in the John Chapman House Common Room. Volley ball may be played in the Triangle of John Chapman House.
Moore College students are eligible to join the Sydney University Sports Union and so take advantage of their swimming, squash, tennis and gymnasium facilities.