Our positive Pastoral Care Programme is well-known. Our staff regularly attend professional development sessions to keep up-to-date on the best strategies by which to support our students, however for those requiring extra care students can be referred to either of our College Chaplains, one of whom is a qualified Family Counsellor.
We are also developing our Community Network with churches and other not-for-profit organisations in order to help our families more effectively.
We want our students to feel cared for and our families supported in whatever way possible.
As individuals we have a deep desire to be known. We all need to know God’s love for us and to be valued as we are. The size of the College allows all students to be known by staff and families.
When students are playing, staff are there as guides to support students in using wisdom, to problem solve, to collaborate and to remain safe. Our staff are there to listen and assist where needed.
I’m Chaplain Kelly and my role and focus is to support the primary school students for their emotional and spiritual well-being. My role is varied, and no two days look the same!
If parents are finding their child needs some extra support, please let me know, I would be more than happy to help.
There are also many services available to struggling families. Whatever your needs, I can point you in the right direction, please reach out. I am enjoying serving at our Breakfast Club
All conversations are kept confidential.
My days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
I'm Chaplain Caroline and I’ve been professionally counselling for the past 7 years.
I have a private practice and work for a training organisation, assessing students that are studying counselling, mental health, or social work at diploma level.
In my private work, I have found that the Lord has brought mainly women and young girls to me that are struggling with self-worth, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues and unresolved conflict.
I’m so excited to be in this space of Chaplaincy in the high school. I have been assessing:
1. How conflict is handled;
2. Anxiety and provide students tools to manage it;
3. Anger another emotion and I support students to process and cope better; and
4. Ongoing behavioural issues and how to manage them more effectively.
I believe every child has the right to feel safe at school, to know when they have something to say it’s heard and if help is needed then it will be given.
I pray my role here will bring value to those children/teens seeking support. I can work alongside staff to support the needs they are seeing too and to bring about change that will empower your children to be equipped to deal with life’s challenges, as there will always be challenges!
The key is to help students feel confident, have a voice, learn tools to deal with big emotions and learn to self-regulate. Most importantly to know who they are in our precious Heavenly Father. This is a place where they can then thrive and continue to grow and learn.
I'm blessed to be helping to implement ways that will benefit the kids and the College.