a School Chaplain do?
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.
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.
partnership between the school and the Chaplaincy Service, supported by local
churches, businesses and community organisations, provides a network of local
support and assistance. These positive relationships help young people to
face difficult issues, and provide hope, connection, meaning, and purpose.
Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community regardless
of their religious beliefs.
Who is the
Meridan State College Chaplain?
School: Kelly Davis has been our Meridan Chaplain for many years. She is a
qualified Primary School Teacher and Youth Worker.
School: Chris Davis has been a School Chaplain for 20 years. He was formerly a
Primary School Teacher and is also a qualified Youth Worker as well.
our Chaplaincy program look like at Meridan State College?
Chaplains will assist with sporting and cultural programs, attend school camps,
assist in classrooms, run programs that help students develop social and life
skills (such as Youth Excel and Building Bridges). Our Chaplains coordinate
lunch time activity groups, mentoring and breakfast clubs. Students may request
to speak with the Chaplains for personal matters (NB. Parent consent is
required for this on enrolment). The Chaplains also supports parents and
families in need.
child be involved?
with the Chaplains 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 program or group involving spiritual or
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?
contact the College to make an appointment with Kelly, available Monday to
Thursday Secondary School.
Mrs Kelly Davis
(07) 5490 2666
contact the College to make an appointment with Chris, available Monday to
Wednesday Primary School.
Mr Chris Davis
(07) 5490 2666
Disclaimer - The views
expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian
Government Department of Education.
Acknowledgement - This
project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education under
the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.