What does your YouthCare Chaplain do?
A YouthCARE chaplain cares for the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of students, families and
staff. This support helps students achieve their potential, both academically and in their social and family lives.
A YouthCARE chaplain is there for the whole school community. Our role is not just about helping the kids. We also support teachers, parents and families, providing pastoral care and showing people that they really matter.
A YouthCARE chaplain builds relationships with students, parents and staff to be a trusted listening ear in times of need. Confidentiality is important in all pastoral care situations, unless a situation may hurt them or someone else, in which case, will be reported to the principal as required by the Department of Education and by law.
A YouthCARE chaplain empowers people, helping to build resilience to work through challenges.
A YouthCARE chaplain is there to help when things aren’t going well, to be a supportive person to encourage and to offer hope.
A YouthCARE chaplain is available to students, parents and staff to talk through issues, to celebrate successes and to refer to outside agencies where necessary.
A YouthCARE chaplain is involved in most school activities like sports carnivals, excursions and other special events. This is a great time to build relationships with students, families and teachers.
A YouthCARE chaplain will run various programs in the school that will help students improve social skills, conflict resolution, inclusiveness, respecting others and learning about themselves.
A YouthCARE chaplain understands that everyone is different and is inclusive of all individuals and their belief systems. We reach out to those in need by providing services aimed at inspiring hope.
A YouthCARE chaplain is not a teacher. Chaplains come alongside students so they know there is someone independent to turn to.
Your YouthCARE chaplain, Michelle Kipps, is available on Mondays and Wednesdays 8:15am-3:45pm.
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