Chaplaincy Services provide spiritual, ethical and personal support to school communities. Scripture Qld Chaplains provide positive adult role models for students. Chaplains are present in schools at the invitation of the Principal, in consultation with the local community, and with the support of the P&C Association.
What does a School Chaplain do?
A School Chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with at school and provides a listening ear, caring presence, and a message of hope. Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive, caring school communities.
Working with other members of the school’s staff, the Chaplain cares for students struggling with issues such as difficult relationships with other children or family members, poor self-esteem, family breakdown, and depression.
The partnership between the school and the Chaplaincy Service, supported by local churches, businesses and community organisations, provides a network of local support and assistance. These positive relationships help young people to face difficult issues, and provide hope, connection, meaning and purpose.
Activities and program
During the year the Chaplin will assist in the classroom and playground, run Human Relationship Education activities, attend school excursions, and liaise with outside community members to provide skills and mentoring to help the student’s complete projects. Students may request to see the Chaplin on an individual basis for support in personal matters if parents/guardians have previously given consent.
Will my child be involved?
Involvement with the Chaplain is entirely voluntary and students choose whether or not they want to be part of the activities that are offered.