The Chaplaincy Service is provided by our Pastoral Care Worker, Mat O’Brien, on behalf of the local combined Christian community and employed by Schools Ministry Group (SMG).
The Chaplaincy Service is funded by the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), administered by DFE SA, 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 in the following ways:
- 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 to provide ongoing presence and followup.
- 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 6 dimensions of chaplaincy.