Chaplaincy

The Spiritual development of students forms an integral part of their education at Montgrove College.  Students, regardless of their religious faith, are encouraged to foster their relationship with God and to develop their spiritual life with a genuine spirit of freedom and commitment.  

The religion program offered gives students the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of the Catholic Faith and its practice.  

Mass is celebrated at Montgrove College every day at 12:15pm by one of the School Chaplains, who are also available daily for reconciliation.  The spiritual formation of the school is entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. 

Confession, doctrinal talks and women’s recollections are available at the School during School terms for parents and students. 

The Montgrove College School Chaplains are:
  • Father Max Polak
    Fr Max is on campus Thursdays and Fridays.  He is available for advice to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.  Should you wish to make an appointment to speak with Father in his Office, please call Montgrove reception on 4736 5977.

  • Father Anthony Khoudair
    Fr Anthony is on campus on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
NSCSWP - National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program 
The school has been fortunate to receive funding from the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.

The chaplains work with the Principal and school staff in the Pastoral Care needs of the school community - students, their families and the staff.  The chaplains provide a valuable service to Montgrove College in a variety of ways, such as:
  • Running courses of family relationships; 
  • Conducting question and answer sessions with students; 
  • Providing Marriage counseling; 
  • Presenting at and/or attending school functions; 
  • Providing one-to-one or group mentoring/support as needed; 
  • Providing support as needed at times of grief or crisis; 
  • Providing guidance about spirituality, values and ethics to students;
  • Providing input into the Character program run by the School