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School Chaplain

 

Our Chaplaincy Programme is mostly funded through the National School Chaplaincy Student Welfare Programme.

Our chaplain has many roles in our school. Below are listed some of the ways in which our chaplain supports the Kurwongbah community.

General Activities in the life of the school

Our chaplain conducts programs to help develop social skills, conflict resolution and friendship. His role here is to promote a sense of belonging and community for all staff, students and parents.

Pastoral Care

Our chaplain provides a caring presence, listening ear and relevant support to students going through tough times - divorce, family separation, loneliness, loss and grief. This is done by the chaplain being the link between students and/or our Guidance officer and outside community help. Students can be referred to the chaplain by staff and/or parents if they feel the student needs some extra emotional support at any time.

Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Support

The chaplain's role includes providing information and support for students who have questions around spirituality or ethics. The chaplain is able to link families with community churches and/or youth group. While Scripture Union Queensland (SU QLD) chaplains are from a Christian faith background, they respect those who hold other beliefs and worldviews. Our chaplain respects everyone's individual right to explore and pursue their own beliefs.