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Our Chaplaincy, led by Reverend Warren Watson, fosters a culture of service to others and is an important source of support and connection for our students.

Our Chaplaincy team also includes Assistant Chaplain, Mr Onosai Auva’a and Community Services Facilitator, Mrs Rosemary Carrington. 

Reverend Warren Watson – Senior Chaplain

Reverend Warren was officially licensed and commissioned as the new Senior Chaplain of King’s College on 2 February 2017.

Reverend Warren joined us from Dilworth School, where he served as School Chaplain for more than 10 years.

His aspirations for the Chapel ministry is to support and affirm our goal of delivering a good all-round education to students, especially in Christian spirituality in the Anglican tradition. His on-going prayer is that the Chapel continues to be a place where our community may find spiritual strength, renewed vision and peace.

Reverend Warren's chief responsibility is the oversight of our Chaplaincy, the pastoral care of the wider College community and the College's engagement with the charities it supports. His office is located at the rear of the Chapel.

Onosai Auva'a – Assistant Chaplain

Onosai took up the role of Assistant Chaplain at the beginning of Term 2, 2016. Onosai attended King’s College from 1998-2002. He was Deputy Head Prefect, captain of the First XV and leader of the Jazz Band.

Since leaving school, Onosai has played professional rugby, playing for the Auckland Blues, Counties Manukau, Sale Sharks in England and the New Zealand Sevens, winning a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Onosai relates extremely well to the students and his ministry is marked by his willingness to share his faith with them.

Rosemary Carrington – Community Service Faciliatator

Rosemary has served as our Community Service Facilitator at the College since 2010. She is married to King's teacher, Mr Ken Carrington, and both their sons and their daughter have been students at King’s.

Prior to starting at King's, Rosemary served as Head of Health and Director of Physical Education at Epsom Girls' Grammar School, and Dean at Otahuhu College.

Rosemary facilitates the students' community service, including Reading-In-Schools and many after-school programmes, including Retirement Home visiting, homework programmes and the Mangere Refugee Centre. Rosemary also signs off on the community service component of the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award Scheme. Her office is located in the Chapel Close.