Student Safety and WelfareAt Avondale, your safety and welfare is our number one priority. We provide counselling services, career guidance, disability support, and ensure a safe campus environment.
Campus Counselling ServiceQualified Christian counsellors are available on both the Lake Macquarie and Sydney campus. This service is free and confidential, and covers areas such as relationships, study and careers and marriage and family. Appointments essential.
Lake Macquarie campusKim Pow
Phone: 0437 156 718
The counsellor's office is situated to the rear of the College Church, with entry to this area through the doors to the left of the Re-Juve Café.
Sydney campusAppointments: 02 9480 3617
The counsellor's office is situated in the Faculty of Nursing and Health building.
Sydney campus students may also make an appointment to see Kim Pow on the Lake Macquarie campus.
Academic counselling is also provided formally by Course Coordinators, Faculty Deans, and Academic Office personnel.
College ChaplainsAvondale's chaplains provide students with pastoral (spiritual) and emotional support. They are available to discuss any topic, including personal questions you may have, marriage counselling, your Christian journey, commitment to God, and any other counselling you may require. They are also available to discuss any concerns or suggestions you may have on how to improve the spiritual atmosphere on campus. Appointments not essential but strongly advised.
Lake Macquarie campusPastor Wayne French
Phone: +61 2 4980 283
The chaplain's office is situated in lower College Hall (student services).
Sydney campusDr Drene Somasundram
Phone: 02 9480 3617
The chaplain’s office is situated in the Faculty of Nursing and Health building.
Indigenous Student SupportAvondale supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students during their study program. Each year, an indigenous student is chosen to sit on Avondale's Academic Board and represent the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students on campus. Our Student Services team and Equity Officer are also available to help students with any additional assistance that may be needed:
Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equity Officer: email@example.com.