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Chaplaincy and Student Welfare

 Chaplaincy

Our Chaplains are:

  • supportive of students and parents
  • role models for students
  • a caring presence
  • listening ears/confidantes
  • a resource on spirituality, values and meaning

They can be contacted via the School Office.  Participation in the Chaplaincy Program is voluntary.

School Chaplaincy at Leighland Christian School is funded by the Federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations through the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program and Leighland Christian School.

 

What is a School Chaplain?

  • This program aims to help our school community support the spiritual, social and emotional wellbeing of our students.
  • Chaplains are a part of the student support services team in this school.
  • Chaplains provide students, their families and staff with support and appropriate referrals.
  • Chaplains participate in school activites eg camps, excursions, sports, events, garden and cooking programs.
  • Chaplains have relevant qualifications with a minimum of Certificate IV in Youth Work and Diploma level.
  • Chaplains participate in regular professional learning/training.

 

Burnie Campus: Mr Andrew Blake

Our chaplain is at the Burnie Campus on:

Thursday   9.00am - 3.00pm

 

 

Ulverstone Campus: Mr Andrew Blake

Our chaplain is at the Ulverstone Campus on:

Tuesday   9.00am - 3.00pm

Friday       9.00am - 3.00pm

 

 

 

 Student Welfare

 "The challenges faced by our community and families bring a unique opportunity for us to care for and serve our families.  We recognise that a strong home environment supports a good educational framework for children, and that a child's spiritual, physical, emotional and mental wellbeing affects their education.  At Leighland we can't and won't ignore the challenges in which families and children find themselves.  We seek to find ways to support and help families and children in the very real issues they face".  Jenna Squire, Head of Secondary

 

Leighland Christian School is keen to be proactive in engaging students who may be struggling or presenting behaviour that indicates issues that may be present or arising.  We realise that families are dealing with many challenges that broadly exist within society and we desire to support families and students within Christian community.