Under the terms of the Federal Government’s National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP), our school is required to publish the following information:
This program enables Chum Creek Primary School to employ a Chaplain for two days per week. While the official title is ‘Chaplain’, the Chaplain’s work in our school is welfare-based & focused, and strictly non-denominational. They do not conduct any religious instruction.
The aim of the Chaplain’s program is to provide welfare support for the students who attend our school, and their families.
Our Chaplain’s work complements the work done by our Primary Welfare Officer (PWO), and while the Chaplain’s position is funded by NSCSWP our PWO’s position is not.
Student and family involvement with our Chaplain is entirely voluntary. Families not wanting to avail themselves of the Chaplain’s services should notify the Principal.
Similarly, if parents or families would like to arrange for one-to-one sessions with the Chaplain they should notify the Principal.
Any complaints or concerns about the Chaplain or their Program should be communicated to the Principal so that the matter can be addressed in a timely manner.
Our Chaplain’s program reflects school community consultation via newsletter, School Council feedback and parents communicating directly with the school staff, the Chaplain and the Principal.
This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.