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, stress and anxiety.
Parent permission is required for the chaplain to work with individual students or small groups of students. Participation by students or family in a service provided by the chaplain is voluntary and permission can be withdrawn at any time by written notification to the school office.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 State School chaplaincy service operates in accordance with the Chaplaincy and student welfare worker services policy statement and is reviewed by the P&C annually.
Our chaplain is an important member of our Students Services Team.