2/38 Buchanan Ave, Balwyn North VIC 3104 balwynhs@balwynhs.vic.edu.au
+61 (03) 9819 7911

Role of Chaplaincy

The Balwyn High School full time Chaplain position plays an important role within the Student Services team. The Chaplain's role in providing pastoral care and counselling support extends beyond the student cohort, to families, staff and the wider school community.

Chaplaincy Committee

Chaplaincy services within the school are provided in part by Access Ministries and through the volunteer work of the Chaplaincy committee. Representatives from local churches, staff and school parents make up a committee which supports the Chaplain through personal and prayer support; helping raise awareness and funds through promotion within the school community and connecting with external networks such as local churches and councils; and contributing to functions and school events. 50% of the finances needed to fund the Chaplain in the school are raised by this committee through the sale of Second-Hand Books and Second-Hand Uniform.

Second-Hand Uniforms

The sale of Second-Hand Uniforms began in 2000. Since this time it has continued to expand its turnover. It is one of the major sources of income for the Chaplaincy Program at the school.

Normal Trading Hours Thursdays - 3 - 4.30 p.m
Location Canteen area in the Science Wing
Extended trading hours November 23 & 30 3 - 5 pm   December 7 & 14 3 - 5 pm
First opening for 2018 January 29 & 30 12 - 2pm

Payment by cash or cheque only

Volunteer Helpers

We are always looking for people who are willing to give some of their time in working in the Uniform Room.

For more information please contact Andrea Vorlicek on 0408 178 341 or email secondhanduniforms@balwynhs.vic.edu.au


Book Sales

The Booksales began in 1988, raising money to fund a Chaplain. From modest beginnings it has evolved to a busy, computerised service to help save money and to raise money – providing a major portion of the funds necessary. Run entirely by Volunteers, we are grateful for the fine help from parents, students & staff.

Term 1 11am – 12noon
Term 2, 3 & 4 occasional Tuesdays 11 - 12. For requests please email balwynbooks@gmail.com or PH/SMS 0408 534 307
November & December - see times on download below

Room F16, or for November & December in the VCE Assessment Centre
Download forms below or for all information and forms (and regularly updated lists with booklist availability throughout the rest of the year) go to
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Email as above or




The chaplain and committee office-bearers can be reached by contacting the school.
Telephone Domenic Durantini - (03) 9862 4129
Fax (03) 9819 7395
Postal Address
Balwyn Chaplaincy Committee
Buchanan Avenue
North Balwyn 3104