Pastoral Care

Our School Chaplaincy Service

Chaplaincy is a well-accepted and valued pastoral care model in many parts of society (eg. defence forces, emergency services, sports, industry, hospitals etc.)

The Chaplaincy Service at this school is provided by a Pastoral Care Worker, on behalf of the local combined Christian community, employed by Schools Ministry Group (SMG).

The Chaplaincy Service is funded by the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), administered by the South Australian Department of Education, with additional contribution from the local community.

The aim of this service is to offer pastoral and practical support to students, staff and the school community.

Our Pastoral Care Worker supports our school community by:

  • Working closely and in partnership with leadership and other wellbeing staff in the school to provide pastoral care and practical support to students, families and staff as requested
  • Providing pastoral care in a ‘first response’ capacity to critical incidents, referring to specialist support, and providing an ongoing presence and follow-up
  • Being well positioned to work across the whole school to build a sense of community, harmony and cohesion
  • Being trained and equipped to provide our school with six dimensions of Chaplaincy:
    – role modelling and mentoring
    – social and emotional support
    – spiritual support
    – school engagement
    – community engagement
    – extra-curricular contributions.

Chaplaincy Services promote student wellbeing: engaging young people in activities that are preventative and that support early intervention and referral of mental health issues.