Let's get REAL

The Religious Education Association of Lismore (REAL) formed in 1989 with the first Special Religious Education (SRE) Teacher commencing at Lismore High School, term 1, 1990. It was not long before SRE Teachers were also positioned in Kadina and Richmond River High schools. REAL’s SRE Teachers currently exercise this ministry to secondary students by providing class room teaching and pastoral care each week in all three Lismore High Schools. This important ministry is made possible by generous contributions of people from the local churches and community.

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Rob Lingard Jnr

Teacher for Richmond River Campus and Kadina High Campus

Alex Munyao

Chaplain for Kadina High Campus

Robert Lingard Snr

Chaplain for Lismore High Campus and Richmond River Campus

Kris Van Bibber

Teacher for Kadina High Campus

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It is only through the direct monetary support from the community that we are able to offer this valuable service.


  • ‘Get to know’ Fr. Alexander Mutua Munyao

    I am a loyal, Kenyan citizen by birth. School chaplain for The Rivers Secondary College with 8 years of experience working in Catholic Schools and State schools here in Australia and overseas. Talented and caring Chaplain who loves making a difference in the lives of young people. Open-minded, patient and supportive towards other people, especially […]

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  • ‘Get to know’ Kris Van Bibber

    I enjoy asking leading questions and hearing how the students respond while allowing them to be heard and known with a response that fosters trust, interest and empathy.  I believe God’s Word is powerful and when the Holy Spirit becomes a part of the classroom, life-changing and belief shaping declarations are released with grace, love and […]

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  • ‘Get to know’ Robert Lingard Snr

    Robert Lingard Snr. (Pastor, Phd.) Robert is a school Chaplain for the Religious Education Association of Lismore (REAL) and serves both the Richmond River High Campus and the Lismore High Campus of the Rivers Secondary College. Robert came to faith in Christ at a young age while growing up in Lismore and has sought to live out […]

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