Chaplaincy

National Schools Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP)
Acknowledgement:  The Chaplaincy Program at our school is funded by the Australian Government under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.
Chaplaincy is a unique service that is of great value to our students, staff and parents, offering care, building the social skills of students, and encouraging responsible behaviour amongst our young people. Our Chaplain and Student Welfare Worker are an integral part of the St. Paul’s College Ministry Team. Together they offer individual support, planning and implementing well-being programs for students during and after school, and participating in a broad range of school coordinated activities such as school excursions, camps, sporting events and assemblies. Student engagement in this Program is of a voluntary nature.

The roles of the Chaplain and Student Welfare worker are to:

  1. Provide opportunities for students to seek specific advice about interpersonal relationships and moral decision making from a religious viewpoint.
  2. Provide opportunities for students to receive individual support and counselling in times of conflict, personal and relationship issues, family sickness, homesickness, etc.
  3. Develop a greater sense of connectedness between our boarding students.
  4. Develop a stronger and more supportive community.
  5. Develop a greater sense of affiliation between boarding students and St. Paul’s College.
Each year our school board seeks feedback from our school community in order to enable us to review and confirm support for the Program. Any member of our school community can contact the Office or our Chaplain directly if an appointment is required. School procedures are followed for parents and students to seek referral, manage complaints and to opt out of the Program.