Not all YFC chaplains receive government funding. Some are supported entirely by donations, fundraising, the school and the local community. Some of our chaplains are part funded by the government and partly by the local community.
YFC chaplains respect, accept and are sensitive to all people’s views, beliefs and values. Our chaplains work alongside the school well-being team and seek to support and serve the school community by offering pastoral care. Chaplains are required to liaise with other youth agencies as the need arises.
Students need to be happy, healthy, positive and relaxed to be able to learn at their best. Our Wellbeing Team provide a range of services and supports to ensure all students are ready to learn when they walk into a classroom.
Our Student Wellbeing Team consists of two school counsellors, a school nurse, a school chaplain, and a Hands on Learning facilitator. In addition, we have regular visiting professionals including psychologists, speech therapists and social workers – all available to work with students with parental permission. Our team work closely with local paediatricians and make recommendation to families for a GP consult where more significant concerns arise.
A key focus of our team is proactive educational programs including resilience building, anti-bullying, stress and anxiety management, peer group issues, cyber safety and social media awareness. In conjunction with our Health and PE teachers, we also provide education on diet and nutrition, drug and alcohol issues, sexual education and mental health awareness.
Students may see one our student counsellors at recess or lunch time to make an appointment. An appointment card will be provided with the date and time of an available appointment.