The Chaplain is responsible for leading the spiritual life of the School. 

The role includes providing spiritual and pastoral support for members of the school community, involving students, staff and parents.

The Chaplain is available as a listening ear in the joys and tribulations of life, or for spiritual guidance and support when need arises within the community.

Our Chaplain, Father Noel Oakey, provides care for past and present students at both the Frederick Irwin Anglican School Halls Head Campus and Meadow Springs Campus by supporting them during times of need providing a visible Christian presence in the Frederick Irwin Anglican School community.


The School Chaplain, The Reverend Noel Oakey, is an ordained Anglican Priest, a trained school teacher and a full-time member of staff.

Father Noel has oversight of the Christian Studies curriculum in the School. Further to this the Chaplain’s role engages Father Noel in networking with outside agencies should the need arise.

He attends numerous camps throughout the year, mixing with staff and students in a non-classroom environment, and is responsible for our Overseas Service Learning programme.

This includes having being active members of ASC Reachout pilgrimages to Manila (2012-2015), and the establishment of Frederick Irwin Anglican School’s own Walkabout programme that has taken students to Myanmar in 2016- 2017, and from 2018 to Cambodia.

Father Noel’s other interests see him coordinate and coach Chess (Whole School) and Hockey (Secondary).