A School Chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with at school, providing a listening ear, caring presence, and message of hope. They care for students struggling with a wide range of issues, including: family problems, confusing relationships, friendship issues, peer pressure, self-esteem issues, bullying and stress and anxiety.
Our chaplain runs positive, fun activities for young people - both in and out of school - and foster a supportive, caring school community. This includes support for at-risk students, support for staff and families from the wider school community, and spiritual support and direction for the school community. Our chaplain is an important member of the Buddina SS Students Services Team.
The partnership between the school and the Chaplain, supported by local churches, businesses and community organisations, provides a network of local support and assistance. These positive relationships help young people to face issues, and provide hope, connection, meaning, and purpose.
Parent permission is required for the chaplain to work with individual students or small groups of students. Participation by a students or family in a service provided by the chaplain is voluntary and permission can be withdrawn at any time by written notification to the school office.
The Buddina SS Chaplaincy Service operates in accordance with the Education Queensland Chaplaincy Policy and is reviewed by the P&C annually.