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School chaplaincy

Chaplaincy services provide spiritual, ethical and personal support to school communities. Scripture Union (SU) Qld strive to provide adult role models for the students. Chaplains are present in schools at the invitation of the Principal, in consultation with the local community, and with the support of the P&C Association.

What does a School Chaplain do?

A School Chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with at school and provides a listening ear, caring presence and a message of hope. Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive, caring school communities.

Working with other members of the school’s support team, the Chaplain cares for students struggling with issues such as difficult relationships with other children or family members, poor self-esteem, family breakdown and depression. The Chaplaincy service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs.

Will my child be involved?

Involvement with the Chaplain is entirely voluntary and students choose whether or not they want to be a part of the activities that are offered. Parents will be consulted if their child wishes to be involved in ongoing one-to-one meetings with the Chaplain or in any programme or group involving spiritual or ethical content. Parents have the right to refuse permission for their child to be involved in any Chaplaincy activity or event.

How can I contact the Chaplain?

You can speak with the Chaplain directly or phone the office on (07) 4150 1111 to make an appointment.

Who is our school Chaplain?

Selina Taggart or commonly known as Chappy Sel has been working in our school since 2010. She was our Tuckshop Convenor for several years before taking on the role of School Chaplain. Selina is married with 3 girls and 1 boy and she enjoys water-skiing, camping and catching up with friends. Selina is at our school on Mondays, Wednesdays and every second Thursday.