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SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY

Chaplaincy services provide spiritual, ethical and personal support to school communities.  SU (Scripture Union) Qld strive to provide adult role models for the 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 Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs.

What qualifications do School Chaplains have?

School Chaplains have must meet the minimum qualification requirements of a Diploma in Child and Youth Work.  Chaplains are also required to undergo regular professional development.
 
Will my child be involved?

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 will be consulted if their child wishes to be involved in ongoing one-to-one meetings with the Chaplain or in any programme 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?

You can speak with the Chaplain directly or phone the office on 4150 5333 to make an appointment.

Who is our School Chaplain?

Tanya McKee or commonly known as Chappy Tanya has been working in our school since 2012. She was a High School Chaplain for four years before taking on the role of Primary School Chaplain.  Tanya is well trained, holding a Bachelor in Education and a Diploma in Child and Youth Work.  She also undertakes regular school based and Chaplaincy specific professional development.  Tanya enjoys spending time with her family including five nieces and one nephew.  Her interests include sports, playing soccer, kayaking, surfing, going to the beach, fishing, camping, gardening, cooking and catching up with friends.

Tanya is at School on Mondays and Fridays.