Governor Stirling Senior High School

A message from Sally

“Hi, my name is Sally Pearce. I am the school chaplain at Governor Stirling Senior High School (affectionately known as Govo) and a prior student here, from just a few years ago.


As a chaplain, I am here to provide a supportive, caring and safe space for students, parents, and staff to talk. I believe young people hold incredible hope and potential! I’m also aware that being a young person can be a really challenging time for many reasons. With these two thoughts in mind, my goal is to support you through difficulties you may be facing and encourage you to recognise and pursue your strengths. 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.”

Our School Chaplain

Our school Chaplain Sally Pearce is a member of the Student Services team and offers pastoral care to the wider school community, showing people that they matter. The 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.


Sally’s office is located in Student Services and is available for appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays from Term 3, 2023.


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 individual physical, emotional and spiritual needs of everyone, regardless of their religion, beliefs and convictions.


Visits to the Chaplain are by appointment. Students are required to make appointments with the Chaplain during morning or afternoon recess on Wednesdays and Fridays when Sally Pearce is on school site.


For further information about school chaplaincy please visit


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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