School Chaplain

The school chaplaincy is a service that complements other programs in our school in providing help and care for the personal and social wellbeing of students and the school community.

 

At Woolooware Public School, our school, through consultation with the P&C and the wider school community, chose to establish a Chaplain position.  Our Chaplain was appointed in Term 3, 2012 and will work alongside the Learning Support Team to facilitate student wellbeing.  The Chaplain will be available to meet, on a voluntary basis, with students and other members of the school community to provide support and guidance regarding relationships, wellbeing, life choices, values and spiritual matters following the written permission from a parent or guardian.

 

Our Chaplain can provide a range of services such as:

*assisting in the provision of the school's welfare programs

*participating in the school's Learning Support Team

*pastoral/personal support

*facilitating small groups that target student wellbeing or students at risk

*supporting children and families in a range of areas including referrals to other agencies, support for children with special needs, parenting support

*facilitating lunchtime activities to assist students in building healthy relationships

*facilitating groups and activities to support spiritual wellbeing with voluntary student participation

 

The role of the School Chaplain is separate to that of the Special Religious Education (SRE) program that operates within the school.  Referral forms are available from the school office if you or your child would like to access the service.  You can also download a copy of the referral form by clicking on this link.  Chaplain Referral Form (docx 288 KB)

 

All children and their families are welcome to make an appointment at any time during the school term.

 

Acknowledgements

The School Chaplaincy service under the National School Chaplain and Student Welfare Program has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.