A state school chaplaincy service complements, rather than duplicates the work of other school-based support staff. These services provide students, staff and parents with social, emotional and spiritual support; provide an additional adult role model in the school and enhance engagement with the broader community including parents. Chaplains provide a listening ear, caring presence and message of hope as students seek to deal with a wide range of issues such as family problems, friendship issues, peer pressure, self-esteem issues and managing emotions.
Our school chaplain, Rachael, has been part of our school community since 2009 and her chaplaincy service includes:
- One-on-one social and emotional support for students, staff and families
- Lunch time supported play
- Social skills and life skills programs and whole class sessions
- School camps and events
- Food hampers
- Links to community support and SU Qld holiday camps
Rachael is at school every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.