Chaplaincy Services provide ethical, spiritual and personal support to school communities. Scripture Union Qld Chaplains provide positive adult role models for 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 partnership between the school and the Chaplaincy Service, supported by local religious communities, businesses and community organisations, provides a network of local support and assistance. These positive relationships help young people to face difficult issues, and provide hope, connection, meaning, and purpose.
The Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs. Chaplaincy programs do not teach religious instruction. Chaplains, through their way of operating, provide a role model for a positive approach to living and learning.
Who is the Pallara State School’s Chaplain?
Hello, my name is Andrea Lee and I am the school chaplain here at Pallara State School. I am here, Thursday and Friday. I run many programs in our school such as the, Social skills programs and run our great breakfast club on Thursday Mornings plus lots more. I also help out in the classrooms and attend all the great events in our school.
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?
Andrea is at Pallara State School on Thursday and Friday and can be contacted on Phone (07) 3727 4222.
Below is the link for donations towards our Chaplaincy. All donations from $2 are tax deductible and can be made weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually (or as a once off donation).
Pallara State School Chaplaincy - Tax Deductible