Growing in the knowledge of God is more than simply learning and knowing ‘stuff’. It is about being shaped and transformed, growing in Christ-likeness, in fellowship with others. We are committed to fostering loving personal relationships, developed through regular meeting centred on prayer and hearing God’s word, as the proper context for learning about God and his purposes.
All full-time students are expected to attend each weekday lunch. Each Chaplaincy Group is invited (with spouses) to a dinner on a Tuesday evening in the course of the year. Married students may attend other weekday evening meals by booking at Reception and paying the usual fee.
Meeting together in Chaplaincy Groups with faculty and female chaplains is integral to the College’s commitment to learning in fellowship. The groups perform a number of important functions in the preparation of students for Christian ministry and leadership. Within the College program various other groups also help to set a vision for gospel ministry and foster fellowship, theological reflection, group skills, prayer, mission and accountability.
All full-time students are expected to attend chapel on Tuesday and Friday at 9.05 a.m. Various orders of Morning Prayer are normally used. On Wednesday and Thursday, students attend either a chaplaincy group or a chapel service. On Thursdays a student from either Third or Fourth Year will preach. The sermon should always be an exposition of a passage of Scripture.
Moore College Missions
Each year, Moore College sends teams of students and faculty out from college to partner with churches in Sydney, Australia and overseas to run missions that proclaim Jesus. Please pray for the students, faculty, chaplains and local churches as they prepare for missions. Each year the churches we partner with change.
Dean of Students
The Dean of Students is responsible for the spiritual and personal welfare, and all other matters which affect the well-being of students and their families, including student housing, residence (including John Chapman House, Carillon House, But-Har-Gra and Moore West) and catering. The Dean is also responsible to the Principal for the co-ordination of chaplaincy reports for students offering for ordination in the Anglican and Presbyterian denominations.
Academic Support Coordinator
The Academic Support Coordinator’s role is to assist students with Study skills, Academic writing and English language needs during their course. Moore’s Academic Support Coordinator is Amelia Hohne.
We have a growing number of students who come from a non-English speaking background and a proportion of students who have not been to university before. In addition, there are students who have not studied for many years, and others with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
The coordinator role includes:
- Supporting students and helping them to develop their skills and confidence to succeed with the demanding workload of the Moore College undergraduate programs. The focus is largely on first year, in the hope that after a year of support, students will be better equipped to tackle the later years. However, all students are welcome to access support as they need it.
- Offering training to the students who volunteer to act as mentors/tutors to students in lower years. This is a student team commitment and is a very positive element of learning in community. However, there is some training needed for students in how to effectively mentor.
- Liaising with faculty to develop awareness of the needs of specific students, and to give input in class about the academic skills needed for assessment tasks. This includes academic Integrity, reading and note-taking, tips for academic writing and referencing skills.
The Registrar, Dean of Students, chaplains and faculty are all encouraged to refer students if they become aware of issues that are impacting the student’s academic work. We encourage students to access support as early as possible and hopefully we can prevent some problems and enhance their studies, to the glory of Jesus Christ.
Sport and Recreation
Various sports are organised during the course of the year, including touch football, ultimate frisbee and soccer. By special arrangement, St John’s and St Paul’s ovals are available from time to time. A pool table is available in the John Chapman House Common Room. Volley ball may be played in the Triangle of John Chapman House.
Moore College students are eligible to join the Sydney University Sports Union and so take advantage of their swimming, squash, tennis and gymnasium facilities.
An online booklet has been prepared to enable students, faculty and staff of the College to see what has been done and rejoice in the inheritance into which they have entered as present members of the College. We hope it will also be helpful in locating where particular rooms are on the campus.