Matthew Pearce Public School

Knowledge and Respect

Telephone02 9624 3311

Chaplaincy services

Aim & Overview of the Chaplaincy Service

​To provide effective support for the spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing of students, staff and the wider school community, regardless of faith or beliefs.  The chaplaincy service:

  • Complements the care offered by other helping disciplines.
  • Assists school counselors and wellbeing staff in the delivery of student welfare services.
  • Provides students, their families and staff with support when facing personal and emotional challenges and appropriate referrals in difficult times.
  • Supports students to explore their spirituality and provides guidance about spirituality, values and ethical matters.

The School Chaplain will support and work with the School Principal and the school’s wellbeing staff to provide an effective chaplaincy service designed to meet the needs of the school community.  The decision to establish a chaplaincy service was taken by the Principal of the School after  consultation with the school community, through P&C meetings, consultation with the welfare team and staff members. 

A Voluntary Service

The Chaplaincy service is a voluntary service and members of the school community do not have to participate in this service.  If you do not wish your child to participate in any activity or service offered through the Chaplaincy/Student Welfare service please contact the school office or download the consent form on this page.  Students whose parents/guardians have chosen not to participate in the service will be noted on the register established for this purpose.   

How to Contact the Chaplaincy Service

To contact the Chaplain or to make an appointment please use the following contact details:

Phone: 9624 3311

Consent forms for pre-arranged one on one appointments and ongoing assistance are available from the Chaplain.  The qualifications of the chaplain and the kind of assistance provided are outlined on the consent form.

Complaints Procedures

If you have a complaint regarding an incident or pattern of behaviour by the chaplain or a service offered under this program, please address it in writing to the schools Complaints Officer:  Mrs Gae Bromwich, .  All matters brought to the attention of the Complaints Officer will be handled in accordance with the complaints and grievances policy of the school and funding recipient. 

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program and by the Matthew Pearce Public School P&C.

Any evaluation surveys conducted must ask participants if they are aware of the source of funding for the activity and, if so, how they became aware of the funding source.

The Funding Recipient must provide to the Australian Government or its agent, if requested, any National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program materials for placement on the Department’s website, or for use in any other Australian Government or Departmental publication.

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