What Does a School Chaplain Do?
School chaplains support young people in one of today's most high pressure environments – the schoolyard. SU QLD chaplains provide a safe, positive influence for our children. 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. The Chaplain often attends school camps and other school activities. Working with other members of the schools support team, 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 chaplaincy service fosters partnerships between the school, local churches, businesses and community organisations to provide a network of local support and assistance. The Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs.
How is the Chaplaincy Service Funded?
Our chaplaincy service is partially funded by the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), along with donations from our P&C.
Will My Child be Involved?
Involvement with the Chaplain is entirely voluntary and parents are consulted if their child wishes to be involved in ongoing one-to-one meetings with the Chaplain or in any program or group involving spiritual or ethical content. Parents have the right to refuse permission for their child to be involved in any Chaplaincy activity or event.
How can I contact the Chaplain?
Our chaplain is at MacGregor State School every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and can be contacted by phone on 3323 4333.