St Andrew's is a Christian school which teaches and encourages Christian values and imparts spiritual truths to our pupils. We endeavour to deliver the best possible education to those in our care and as a chaplaincy team we are keenly engaged in all aspects of school life. We wholeheartedly support and promote the belief that a well-rounded education includes academic, moral, physical and spiritual elements.
The diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities of our pupils provides for a rich, unique and lively Christian experience at St Andrew's School. Our vision is to teach, direct, nurture and support an understanding that God is the source of true life. To this end we seek to act as mirrors reflecting God's love, pointing the way to fullness of life a through personal relationship with Him. As a consequence of our vision we do all that we can to encourage those in our care to both develop firm roots in faith, as well as to reach out to others in compassion, responding individually and as a community to God's love, forgiveness and justice.
Whole School Chaplain - Wayne Hackman
Wayne Hackman is the Whole School Chaplain for both Prep & Senior School. Prior to Turi, he spent fifteen years working as a Youth and Children's Pastor in churches in England and Bermuda. Wayne has studied Applied Theology Youth, Community and Family Ministry at graduate and post graduate level. He has a passion for community development and for empowering young people to discover their God-given potential.
Prep School Assistant Chaplain - Rev. Ben Shikwati
Rev Shikwati started at St Andrew's in 2013. He has been ordained, doing some of his curacy in the UK. He has also completed a doctorate in Pastoral Studies in South Africa. He has worked in a variety of churches and was also Chaplain at Butare School. He has a particular interest in Christian pastoral ministry.
Senior School Assistant Chaplain - Pastor Kenneth Ochola
Kenneth Ochola has been the Senior School Assistant Chaplain from 2014. Before joining Turi, Kenneth has held the position of chaplain for 6 different schools for the past 10 years. Kenneth holds a degree in theology, is a trained counsellor and sound engineer, and is a musician. His interests are engaging, walking, counselling and guiding teens, children and adults through different areas of life and help them be the best they can be. He has a passion for mentoring teens, children and adults and specifically facilitating transformation through Chaplaincy.
Senior School Chaplaincy
Chaplaincy in Senior School is vibrant and varied and at the very heart of what we see as school. As a team we offer a wide range of ways for pupils to engage in Christian worship, allowing them the possibility to meet with God at whatever stage of their faith they are at. We think that the individual journey of faith that many of our young people are on is vitally important, and look to base our chaplaincy work around these relationships.
On a weekly basis all students have the opportunity to attend a bible study that is specifically aimed at their age group. These deal with issues that are relevant to them and take place within a setting that is comfortable to them. We also have Christian Union every Friday night where students come together to worship as a big group. These evenings are specifically designed to be culturally and age relevant and include dancing, singing, games, engaging talks and food.
We increasingly see it as our vision to facilitate Christian leadership in the students. We have a committee who are training in discipleship, and who take responsibility for many of our chaplaincy events. We run an Alpha course, offer baptism and confirmation classes, and encourage creative ways of praying such as using a prayer space and a whole night of prayer. In the College, we are particularly aware of the importance of preparing students in their faith for their next step beyond School. We tackle apologetics questions as well as having discussions about what life will be like.
Prep School Chaplaincy
The Chaplaincy team at Prep School aims to create opportunities to learn about God, to worship, pray and express faith through a variety of ways. We have formal Chapel services during the week, and on Sundays, we have bible study groups led by committed staff. We also have a Christian Union called Club 1 for year 7 & 8 pupils.
The Chaplaincy team train up a committee of pupils who help to lead this club and develop a discipleship in Christian leadership. We aim to do prayer in creative ways and allow pupils to explore what their faith means to them personally. The Chaplaincy team also offers pastoral support, particularly to pupils going through tough times.