Governor Stirling Senior High School

Our School Chaplain

Our school Chaplain Mikayla Igglesden is a member of the Student Services team and offers pastoral care to the wider school community, showing people that they matter. Chaplain’s role is to inspire and motivate people to grow, celebrating their success, giving hope and helping them to develop resilience to work through challenges.


Mikayla’s office is located in Student Services and is available for appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays for Term 1, and  Mondays to Thursdays from Term 2, 2022.


There are many times when a confidential friend can provide the support needed in a situation to make a difference. This service is available to staff, students and their families.


The Chaplain also networks with government and church organisations to meet the special, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of everyone, regardless of their religion, beliefs and convictions.


A message from Mikayla

” Hi, my name is Mikayla Igglesden. I am the school chaplain at Governor Stirling  Senior High School. As a chaplain, I am here to provide a supportive, caring and safe space for students, parents, and staff to talk. I offer one to one confidential, non-judgmental pastoral care sessions and programs.


My aim is to support our students, families and staff who may be facing challenging personal, emotional and social issues. If required, I can also refer for extra help/support.  Please contact student services if you would like to speak with me or arrange an appointment. I look forward to meeting with some of you, in the future.”

Visits to the Chaplain are by appointment only. Students are required to make appointments with the Chaplain during morning or afternoon recess on Wednesdays and Thursdays when Mikayla Igglesden is on school site.


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This program is partly funded by the Australian Government Department of Education under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.

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