Chaplaincy Services provide spiritual, ethical, and personal support to school communities. Scripture Union (SU) Queensland 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 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 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.
The chaplaincy service is available to everyone in the school community (parents, students, teachers and staff) regardless of their religious beliefs.
Will my child be involved?
Students may request to see the chaplain on an individual basis for support in personal matters. A permission form signed by the parents is required.
Involvement with the chaplain is entirely voluntary and students choose whether or not they want to be a part of the activities that are offered.
Parents can also request for their child to speak with the chaplain. Once again a permission form is required. From time to time the Chaplains may run lunch time activities which are open to the Whole College for voluntary participation.