Master Class (Day 2)

Main Stage (Day 1)

Day 1 Concurrent Sessions & Workshops

Richard Pengelley




13.30 – 14.30


Spirituality in Today's World


"For too long, modern western education has been concerned with preparing students for the workplace and not the world. The universal gifts of story, stillness, silence and meditation are essential to the development of the whole person." This workshop will explore the notion of spirituality in the classroom and wider school environment. All faith traditions and none will be honoured. It will involve a short presentation, some discussion and an experiential element



About Richard


Richard Pengelley was born in Bahrain and came to Australia as a 10 pound pom. Educated in Perth, he graduated from UWA as a PE teacher in 1981. After working in state schools he accepted a job at Hale School where he eventually became the Chaplain and an ordained Anglican priest. He has since run a large parish, been a university college Chaplain, Assistant Professor in Sports Science, Sub-Dean UWA Community, and he now works as the Director of Service Learning and Leadership at Christ Church Grammar School. Richard is also a member of the Positive Schools Conference team and has hosted the WA event in previous years as well as presenting on the main stage. Richard was a dual Olympian and captain of the Australian water polo team and he is married to a teacher with 3 adult daughters, two of whom are also teachers. His passions include sport, the beach, reading, travel and boys and men's spiritual and emotional health.