Our School Chaplain works for an organisation called YouthCARE which has chaplains in approximately two thirds of the state’s public schools. YouthCARE has had a strong relationship with the Department of Education for over thirty years. YouthCARE chaplains provide a non-judgmental, independent service which respects all people no matter who they are, where they are from or what their belief system.
A chaplain cares for the social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of students, families and staff. Part of this pastoral care involves building relationships, being a mentor/role model, being available for one-on-one conversations, running activities and programs for students at school, providing practical help to the whole school community and providing a referral link to external mental health and social/emotional wellbeing services.