What is High School Chaplaincy?
School chaplains provide spiritual and
emotional support to school communities. They are in the prevention and
rescue business: helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging
from family breakdown and loneliness to drug abuse, depression and suicide. Chaplains provide a listening ear and a caring presence for students in crisis
and those who just need a friend. They also provide support for staff and
parents in school communities.
Chaplains are present in schools at the invitation
of the principal, in consultation with the local community and with the support
of the Parents and Citizen Association. There are now over 500 school chaplains
servicing over 800 schools in Queensland!
Who is our school chaplain?
Here at Caboolture State High School, our school Chaplain is Ellen. Ellen is located in C Block and is at the school Monday through to Thursday.
Students can visit Ellen in her C Block room by making an appointment with her, or even asking a teacher or office staff to make an appointment for them.
Parents call the school or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All programs run by the chaplaincy service are based on voluntary participation by Caboolture students.
What does a School Chaplain do?
Chaplains are involved with different support
programs for all year levels, providing different services as required. There
is also the opportunity for students to refer themselves, or have a parent do
so, to have a one on one session with the Ellen about issues they may face
in the school environment. Chaplains provide a safe and interesting
place for students to come at break times.
Will my child be involved?
Involvement is entirely voluntary and
students choose whether or not they want to be a part of the activities we offer. Parents will be consulted if their child wishes to be involved in
ongoing one to one meetings or in any program 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.
Chaplaincy is funded
partially by the National Schools Chaplaincy Program and the rest comes from
donations from the local community.
If you would like to donate
to the work of Chaplaincy at Caboolture State High School please, either donate
online at: Caboolture State High School Chaplaincy , or contact Scripture Union Qld on 07 3112 6470.
donations over $2 are tax deductible. Please mention Caboolture State High
School when you donate and don't hesitate to contact the school for more