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Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy provides social, emotional  and spiritual support for the school. 

Scripture Union (SU) Queensland 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. 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.

Chaplains also run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive caring school communities.

The partnership between the school and the chaplaincy service is also supported by local churches, businesses and community organisations. This provides a network of local assistance.
 
Who can see the Chaplain?
The chaplaincy service is available to everyone in the school community (parents, students, teachers and staff) regardless of their religious beliefs.
 
Robertson State School Chaplain
Our current school chaplain, Ben Chapman, started here at Robertson State School in Term 2, 2015.  Ben is married and has a wide range of experience including industrial design and youth pastoring.  He is energetic, compassionate and is an integral part of our support team.
 
Will my child be involved?
Students may request to talk to the chaplain on an individual basis for support in personal matters. The chaplain also runs programs which are entirely voluntary.  Parental permission forms are required.
 
How can I contact the Chaplain?
Ben Chapman is at Robertson State School on Wednesdays and Thursdays. His office is located near the library at the end of Teaching Block 2.  You can contact him via benc2@chappy.org.au or through the school office on 3452 4111.

 

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