Chaplaincy Services provide spiritual, ethical, and personal support to school communities. SU 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 churches, 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 his/her religious beliefs.
Who is the Wynnum
State School Chaplain?
Our school Chaplain is Adam, he has been our Chappy since
the start of 2016. Adam holds a Diploma of Youth work, he is a full time
Chaplain and Youth Worker offering his services as a support person for
children and young people. Chaplaincy is a role that Adam relishes, interacting
daily with students offering them friendship, encouragement, a listening ear
and spiritual guidance. Adam has been married to Andrea for three years and
they reside in here on the Bayside.
We are very pleased to have a Chaplaincy program running at
our school. Adam offers an additional dimension to our school’s care, guidance
and support. He supports and assists in the development and implementation of a
caring, supportive learning environment.
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.