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School chaplaincy

12/04/2013

Chaplaincy Services provide spiritual, ethical, and personal support to school communities. Scripture Union (SU) Qld Chaplains provide positive adult role models for students. 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. Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive, caring school communities.

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.

The partnership between the school and the Chaplaincy Service, supported by local churches, businesses and community organisations, provides a network of local support and assistance. These positive relationships help young people to face difficult issues, and provide hope, connection, meaning, and purpose.

The Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs.

Who is the Flying Fish Point School Chaplain?

Our Chaplain is Mrs Rose Spann. Chappy Rose has three adult children and has been a teacher. 

What does Chaplaincy look like at Flying Fish Point?

Our Chaplain assists with reading groups and general class activities. She offers Homework help before school, and runs a lunch time Friendship Club with board games or craft activities. She can often be found in the playground and is generally involved in all school activities alongside the students, and is available to them for a wide range of caring activities. Students may ask to see the Chaplain on an individual basis for support in personal matters. 

Will my child be involved? 

Involvement with the Chaplain is entirely voluntary and students choose whether or not they want to be a part of the activities that are offered. Parents will be consulted if their child wishes to be involved in ongoing one-to-one meetings with the Chaplain or in any programme or group involving spiritual or ethical content. Parents have the right to refuse permission for their child to be involved in any Chaplaincy activity or event.

How can I contact the Chaplain? 

Rose Spann can be contacted on the school number on (07) 4063 5111 or on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the school.