Combined Anglican Schools Service

9 June 2023

Our Student Leaders headed to St Peter’s Cathedral for the Combined Anglican Schools Service.

Our School Captains, House Captains and Students Leaders from Years 5 & 6 went to St Peter’s Cathedral for the Combined Anglican Schools Service. This year’s theme was, ‘God, self, others connecting heart, soul, mind and strength’. The Anglican Schools Service is an opportunity for students from a variety of schools to come together and learn how others respect and worship the same God.
The morning was filled with different activities led by Chaplains from various schools. Rev’d Michele led the retelling of the ‘Good Samaritan’ using Godly Play figurines in a school yard setting to tell the story. Rev’d Andrew helped teach some new songs, which were later sung during the service.

The Senior Anglican School Chaplain, Rev’d Tracey, taught students yoga prayers which involved the students stretching their bodies in different poses whilst praying. SPW students led the final yoga prayer for the service with much enthusiasm and excitement.

Another activity that was well received by the students was the making of origami hearts, which reflected who and what the body of Christ means to them. As they displayed the hearts around the Cathedral the students become more familiar with the building and later learnt the significance of St Peter’s Cathedral and how special it is.


A Farewell from Rev’d Michele Yuen
Four years ago, an opportunity arose to be a School Chaplain at the same school I attended. I have enjoyed sharing experiences of Year 2 sleep overs, dropping in to Year 3,4, 5 and 6 camps, mentoring Year 5 Exhibition groups and helping year levels create Chapel services. I also facilitated Seasons of Growth groups and led DARE-Alpha Youth for Year 6 students. At the end of Term 2, I will conclude my season of time as School Chaplain and begin a new season, as Cathedral Pastor at St George’s Anglican Cathedral Perth. Thank you for the smiles, the chats and pats of Jessie the school dog. She will miss you all, as I will.
Article by Rev’d Michele Yuen

Thank you Rev’d Michele Yuen
We thank Rev’d Michele Yuen for her compassion, care and positive energy she has so generously given the school and the wider community. Rev’d Michele Yuen has served on the chaplaincy team at SPW since mid 2019 and been a fantastic spiritual leader, especially in adapting chapel when COVID restricted large group gatherings. She has been instrumental in introducing the Youth Alpha program to the DARE diploma and also being a Seasons for Growth leader in the school. She has also served in the Glenelg Anglican parish since the beginning of 2017. She leaves us at the end of this term to take up her new role and we wish her the very best on this next adventure. We will miss her and her gorgeous dog, Jessie and we hope SPW is always considered a home to them both.

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