Charles LaTrobe College is a new, purpose built P-12 College with its main campus in Macleod West and its second P-4 campus in Olympic Village.
The college provides for the educational needs of residents in West Heidelberg and surrounding areas. It sits within a multi-cultural, multi-faith, economically and socially diverse community. Engagement with the community, and promotion of diversity is recognised as a valuable part of school life.
The vision for Charles LaTrobe College focuses on students achieving their personal best, which is reinforced through values of Respect, Excellence, Acceptance and Leadership. Their learning environment encourages each individual to be confident and committed to achieving their potential. Honesty, trust and personal responsibility are essential ingredients in the school community.
The chaplain, as part of the College Wellbeing and Engagement Team, supports this vision by engaging families and the community in the wellbeing of students. He works with Prep to Year 8 students and their families to strengthen their relationship with the college to improve educational outcomes.
Jeff Lampard, as the college chaplain:
- Is a trusted listener to students through the ups and downs of their life
- Helps students to repair friendships
- Talks to parents struggling with family relationships, suggesting strategies
- Connects families to government and community support agencies
- Facilitates emergency relief in times of hardship including uniform costs
- Attends student camps and excursions
- Coordinates breakfast clubs, and gains funding support for programs
- Links students to community activities which support their wellbeing
- Supports staff in times of stress
ACCESS ministries have been providing Chaplaincy services to schools since 1955 and are the largest employer of Chaplains in Victoria. Our endorsed Chaplains have the highest standard of professional qualifications and our Student Wellbeing Workers also provide an addition choice of service to school communities.
Currently ACCESS ministries operates 320 Chaplaincy and Wellbeing programs in schools across Victoria, offering pastoral care to over 160,000 young people, school staff and their communities.