Chaplains have been part of the scene in some Victorian government schools since 1955, providing much need pastoral care and support to students and the wider school community.
Chaplains offer support in the areas such as peer pressure, bullying, family breakdown and many other issues faced by students today. Generally speaking, they work as part of the school wellbeing or student support service team.
As we like to put it, School Chaplains – With You. For You.
Since the introduction of the National School Chaplaincy Program in 2007, many more schools have been able to employ the services of a School Chaplain. However not all schools get this support and even for those do, there is often the need for additional ‘top-up’ funding.
On this website, you can discover what School Chaplains really do, get answers to some common question about the program and if you want, you can offer practical financial support for your School Chaplain.
The main way to support Chaplaincy in your local school, one is to donate directly to the service provider, thus reducing the cost to the school.