What is the Chaplain’s role in the school?
The Chaplain’s role is to provide pastoral care to students, families and staff. This simply means to be a listening ear and someone that people can talk to if they are going through a hard time or would like some extra support and care.
Our Chaplain can work with students from Prep – Year 12 and the support is tailored to the needs of the individual student and family. Our Chaplain is also able to work with small groups of students and facilitate Wellbeing programs and initiatives.
The Chaplaincy program is one of the avenues of support available at Lavers Hill K-12 College and our chaplain works as part of the Wellbeing team, working closely with the School Wellbeing coordinator. Our Chaplain is employed by Korus Connect but works within the school.
How do students, parents or staff access support from the School Chaplain?
Students can be referred to the chaplain by teachers, parents/guardians or by the student themselves. Parent permission is required for ongoing support for Primary School Students. A Student Permission form is required for the chaplain to work with individual Secondary students and keep confidential records. This work may include consultation with teachers and parents.
Students/Parents can choose to discontinue utilising support through the Chaplaincy program by talking with our Principal, Wellbeing Coordinator or School Chaplain. Any concerns or complaints about the program may also be discussed with the School Principal or Wellbeing Coordinator. You may also make a complaint directly to the Department of Education through the website shown below.
Lavers Hill K-12 College Chaplaincy Program is funded by the Department of Education, under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program. It is not compulsory for any student to participate in or receive services from a Program School Chaplain.
For more information about the National School Chaplaincy program please visit:
Disclaimer: The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education.
Acknowledgement: This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education under the National School Chaplaincy Program.
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