Chaplain's Message

We strive to be inclusive and courageous, speak out against injustice, and show that God’s love is for all people.

Peace be with you. My name is Reverend Beth Bear and as the Chaplain at Scots it is my privilege to be the minister in this community of ‘fide et literis’: faith and learning. Our Christian heritage is present through our regular chapel services, Religions and Values Education (RAVE) classes, community service activities, and pastoral care. Our Christian heritage also guides our values and philosophy, shaping our students to value inclusivity and justice. 

As a school of the Uniting Church in Australia, Scots has received stories of faith that guide our School’s culture. These traditions add to the richness of life at Scots and ensure our students leave this place with an appreciation for values and rituals given to us by the church. Following Jesus’ example we strive to be inclusive and courageous, speak out against injustice, and show that God’s love is for all people. Together with other Uniting Church schools in the synod, we seek to build in our young people a commitment to diversity in unity and justice for all.

 
Uniting Church schools strive to abide by the following characteristics:

  • Actively engaging with First Peoples
  • Enabling faith development and individual well-being within the UCA heritage of worship, witness and service
  • Celebrating the equality and value of all people
  • Intentionally listening to all voices which then directs collaborative decision-making
  • Rejoicing in the diversity of faiths, cultures and languages
  • Entering into justice for all peoples and the environment
  • Courageously elevating difficult subjects and evolving responses

Contact our chaplain bbear@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au