Christianity in Secondary
Meet our Senior Chaplain
Our Senior Chaplain, Mr Damien Whitington has an important role in providing spiritual guidance, prayer and a hopeful Christian perspective for all students. Working alongside our staff, he creates various opportunities to encourage and engage students in discussions about faith, life, identity and purpose. Students explore who Jesus is, what the Bible has to say about humanity and the world, and key aspects of the Christian faith.
Mr Whitington, first arrived at NBCS in 2004 where he taught PDHPE, Mathematics, History and served as Community Leader. In 2010 he felt God’s call to study theology and spent the next three years completing a Master of Divinity at SMBC. It was here Damien thought deeply about the Bible, worldviews, and cross-cultural communication. The past seven years saw him serve as the Middle School Chaplain, and later the Secondary School Chaplain, at Barker College. He has also been a keynote speaker at various camps and conferences, including KYCK and Crusaders.
Mr Whitington is passionate about Jesus and enjoys walking alongside students, staff and parents on their faith journey. He is responsible for the oversight of Chapel, Christian Studies, and voluntary groups where students can go deeper in the Christian faith. He often says we will teach students ‘how’ to think, not ‘what’ to think, in helping students find meaning, articulate their beliefs, and become the best version of themselves under God.