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Residential School

On-campus intensives during the Semester Break

Residential Schools

Online (Distance) students have the opportunity to attend residential schools during semester breaks. Some are optional whilst others are compulsory. St Mark’s staff would love to meet online students and would encourage as many students as possible to come to the residential schools.

NOTE: In these unusual times, we recommend ensuring that your travel and accommodation terms and conditions are flexible in the event that we have to enforce changes or cancellations to our residential sessions

Orientation Week 2021

This year’s Orientation Week promises to be both educational and fun. All evening activities are open to the public so bring your friends and family along. 

TIME
MON 22 FEB
TUE 23 FEB
WED 24 FEB
THU 25 FEB
9:00am to 10:30am
General Introduction & Study Skills
Library orientation
Mind Matters: Using theology and psychology for improved brain health and well being for students
Angie Hazlehurst
THL115/490
Christian Worship
Residential
10:30am to 11:00am
CHAPEL
11:00am to 5:00pm
THL105/408
Intro to Old Testament
Residential
THL111/460
Intro to Theology
Residential
THL131/410
Early Church History
Residential
THL115/490
Christian Worship
Residential
Evening
Wine and Cheese welcome for new students
5:00PM
Commencement Lecture
2020 Graduands and Prizes
Movie Night
'Of Gods and Men'
6:30PM
St Mark's Community BBQ
5:00PM
Durie Room
PDF version of 2021 residential timetable
Of Gods and Men

Movie Night feature

Of Gods and Men

Join us as we watch Of Gods and Men, a 2010 award-winning French drama film that tells a story of eight Trappist monks who live in harmony with their Muslim neighbours. As the country is plunged into civil war in the mid-1990s, the men of God must decide whether to stay among the impoverished residents who have been their neighbours, or flee the encroaching fundamentalist terrorists.

Members of the faculty will hold a short discussion on the movie after the viewing.

Residential School timetables for 2021

All classes listed below start from 9:00am and end at 5:00pm unless otherwise stated.
A service of Morning Prayer is held in St Mark’s Chapel from 10:30am to 10:45am each day of the residential school period.

MON 15 FEB
TUE 16 FEB
WED 17 FEB
THU 18 FEB
THL400 Pastoral Counselling Skills (Compulsory)
Sue Olds

ONLINE
THL400 Pastoral Counselling Skills (Compulsory)
Sue Olds

ONLINE

All classes listed below start from 9:00am and end at 5:00pm unless otherwise stated.
A service of Morning Prayer is held in St Mark’s Chapel from 10:30am to 10:45am each day of the residential school period.

MON 12 APR
TUE 13 APR
WED 14 APR
THU 15 APR
FRI 16 APR
THL420
Pastoral Counselling Theory (Compulsory)


Nicky Lock
THL420
Pastoral Counselling Theory (Compulsory)


Nicky Lock
THL420
Pastoral Counselling Theory (Compulsory)


Nicky Lock
THL420
Pastoral Counselling Theory (Compulsory)


Nicky Lock
THL433
Pastoral Counselling: Mental Health and Trauma (Compulsory)


Helen Blake
THL433
Pastoral Counselling: Mental Health and Trauma (Compulsory)


Helen Blake
THL433
Pastoral Counselling: Mental Health and Trauma (Compulsory)


Helen Blake
THL433
Pastoral Counselling: Mental Health and Trauma (Compulsory)


Helen Blake

MON 19 APR
TUE 20 APR
WED 21 APR
THU 22 APR
FRI 23 APR
THL430
Pastoral Counselling Crisis Intervention (Compulsory)


Kylie Maddox Pidgeon
THL430
Pastoral Counselling Crisis Intervention (Compulsory)


Kylie Maddox Pidgeon
THL430
Pastoral Counselling Crisis Intervention (Compulsory)


Kylie Maddox Pidgeon
THL520
Advanced Pastoral Counselling (Compulsory)


Nicky Lock
THL520
Advanced Pastoral Counselling (Compulsory)


Nicky Lock
THL334
Interfaith Dialogue (Compulsory)


Brian Douglas
THL334
Interfaith Dialogue (Compulsory)


Brian Douglas
THL334
Interfaith Dialogue (Compulsory)


Brian Douglas
THL334
Interfaith Dialogue (Compulsory)


Brian Douglas

All classes listed below start from 9:00am and end at 5:00pm unless otherwise stated.
A service of Morning Prayer is held in St Mark’s Chapel from 10:30am to 10:45am each day of the residential school period.

MON 28 JUN
TUE 29 JUN
WED 30 JUN
THU 1 JUL
FRI 2 JUL
THL428 (Compulsory)
Pastoral Counselling Grief and Loss

Dinah Buchanan
THL428 (Compulsory)
Pastoral Counselling Grief and Loss

Dinah Buchanan
THL428 (Compulsory)
Pastoral Counselling Grief and Loss

Dinah Buchanan
THL520 (Compulsory)
Advanced Pastoral Counselling


Nicky Lock
THL520 (Compulsory)
Advanced Pastoral Counselling


Nicky Lock

All classes listed below start from 9:00am and end at 5:00pm unless otherwise stated.
A service of Morning Prayer is held in St Mark’s Chapel from 10:30am to 10:45am each day of the residential school period.

MON 23 AUG
TUE 24 AUG
WED 25 AUG
THU 26 AUG
FRI 27 AUG
SAT 28 AUG
THL432 (Compulsory)
Pastoral Counselling, Relationship & Family


Lauren Errington
THL432 (Compulsory)
Pastoral Counselling, Relationship & Family


Lauren Errington
THL432 (Compulsory)
Pastoral Counselling, Relationship & Family


Lauren Errington
THL432 (Compulsory)
Pastoral Counselling, Relationship & Family


Lauren Errington
THL228/MIN428
Pastoral Care (Compulsory)


Dirk Van Doorene
THL228/MIN428
Pastoral Care (Compulsory)


Dirk Van Doorene
THL228/MIN428
Pastoral Care (Compulsory)


Dirk Van Doorene

MON 30 AUG
TUE 31 AUG
WED 1 SEP
THU 2 SEP
FRI 3 SEP
SAT 4 SEP
THL435 (Compulsory) Applied Pastoral Theology

Dirk van Doorene
THL435 (Compulsory) Applied Pastoral Theology

Dirk van Doorene
THL435 (Compulsory) Applied Pastoral Theology

Dirk van Doorene
THL434 (Compulsory) Spiritual Direction

Jane Foulcher
THL434 (Compulsory) Spiritual Direction

Jane Foulcher
THL434 (Compulsory) Spiritual Direction

Jane Foulcher

Preparing for your visit

LOCATION

If you haven’t been to St Mark’s before the street address is 15 Blackall St, Barton. If you travel from Kings Ave the second boom gate on the left (P1) is the St Mark’s carpark. Parking is free onsite and accessed through a boom gate that will open when tapped with your student card, or you can press a button for assistance from 8:30am. Your residential will be held in one of the classrooms of the main St Mark’s building on the right of the car park and you will need to sign in at the desk in the foyer as you enter. You will be directed to your classroom.

CATERING

There is a student kitchen at St Mark’s where you can help yourself to tea, coffee, milk and biscuits at any time. The kitchen also has a fridge, microwave, ovens, toaster, and sandwich press for your use. There are a few inexpensive snacks available in the kitchen also (eg cup-of-soup). Classes break each morning for chapel and morning tea and then for a lunch break of around 1 hour. There will be a catered lunch on at least one of the days of your residential so you should let your lecturer know if you have dietary restrictions so that we can cater properly. There are a number of cafés and a small supermarket nearby for other meals.

ACCOMMODATION

St Mark’s does not have any on-site accommodation, but we recommend one of the following options (some of which work best if you have your own car):

  1. Forrest Hotel and Apartments, 30 National Circuit, Forrest
  2. Ibis Styles Canberra, 203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah, 2604 Canberra, Australia
  3. Canberra, Short Term and Holiday Accommodation, 47 McMillan Crescent, Griffith, 2603 Canberra, Australia
  4. Abode, Narrabundah, 61 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah, 2604 Canberra, Australia

We have a few options for private billeting, but that will need to be arranged ahead of time. In addition, there are a number of grants available to eligible CSU students to assist them in attending compulsory residential schools. Please contact Julia at our front office to explore these option.

What Our Students Say

Residential Student

What Our Students Say

“The residential was one of the best experiences so far. It was lovely to see people in ‘real life’ and to be part of a faith and learning community for the time we were all there.”

— Annetia, Tasmania

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