Giving Them a Hope & a Future

Giving Them a Hope & a Future

Summerland Christian College
Summerland Christian College
chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a service that complements the care offered by other helping disciplines and aims to assist school communities through the provision of help and care to support the personal and social well-being of students and the school community.

Services and actions could include:

Assisting the school counsellor and well-being staff in the delivery of student welfare services.

  • Providing students, their families and staff with support and or appropriate referrals, in difficult situations such as during times of grief or when students are facing personal or emotional challenges.
  • Supporting students to explore their spirituality and providing guidance about spirituality, values and ethical matters or referring students to, or sourcing appropriate services, to meet these needs; and facilitating access to support agencies in the community, where applicable and in accordance with the policies of the College.
  • Supporting students and staff to create an environment which promotes the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and well-being of all students.
  • Supporting students and staff to create an environment of cooperation and mutual respect, promoting an understanding of diversity and the range o f cultures and their related traditions.
  • Being approachable to all students, staff and members of the school community.
  • The provision of all the services above are contingent upon them being compatible with the ethos of the College, and also dependent upon them fitting with the working time granted to the Chaplain by the College, the priority of need, the meeting of the operational requirements of the College and their approval by the Principal.

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