What is the role of a School Chaplain?
The primary role of the chaplain is to provide pastoral care and spiritual, personal, and ethical support to the entire school community including students, parents and staff.
A school chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with at school and provide a listening ear, caring presence, and a message of hope. They care for students struggling with issues such as difficult relationships with other children or family members, poor self-esteem, family breakdown, and depression.
Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and foster a supportive, caring school community. This includes support for at risk students, support for staff and families from the wider school community, and spiritual support and direction for the school community.
The partnership between the school and the chaplain, supported by local churches, businesses and community organisations, provides a network of local support and assistance. These positive relationships help young people to face issues, and provide hope, connection, meaning, and purpose.
Who is the Geebung State School Chaplain?
Our chaplain is Kerry Edwards.
How do we contact the School Chaplain?
Please visit or phone the school administration office. For on-going pastoral support for children, or participation in Chaplaincy programs, parental consent must be given. Forms giving permission for children to participate in Chaplaincy programs or to receive pastoral support are available from the school administration office.