Chaplain

Our chaplain is funded by the National Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.

The Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) has contributed funding to the chaplaincy/student welfare services though the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program. All chaplains who operate this program have a Certificate 1V in Youth Work, Pastoral Care or equivalent. This program is part of our comprehensive school welfare strategy. The school community has endorsed the program. We have been lucky enough to receive funding to allow this wonderful program to continue.

In 2018 our chaplain is Donna Jensen.

Our school took this opportunity to enhance our school student welfare resources and to work closely with our community.

 

The student welfare program may include:

  • Assisting classroom teachers to support student engagement and learning with literacy and numeracy

  • Supporting children on excursions or transition visits

  • Engaging children in building their self-esteem, social skills and team building activities particularly during lunch and recess. These activities include playing games, sport, craft and supervised activities that encourage ‘joining in' and ‘getting along with others'.

  • General interaction including attendance at school coordinated events such as school camps, excursions, assemblies; discussions with students who have approached the worker during a moment of urgency and general playground interaction much like our other support officers.

  • Supporting Stage 3 students with their transition to high school.

 

Parents are welcome to contact the Principal regarding any questions, concerns or complaints on 4861 1086.