What does a School Chaplain do?
A School 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.
Working 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.
The 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,
The Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school
community regardless of their religious beliefs. Participation is totally
voluntary and where spiritual content is involved, parent permission will
always be required.
Teaching ‘Religious Education’ is not part of the role of a school
Each year a consultative process is undertaken through the P&C
to determine the level of support for our chaplaincy service.
Any concerns about the school’s chaplaincy program should be
directed to the Principal.
Who is the Yarrilee School Chaplain?
Chappy Neil is the Yarrilee School Chaplain . At school Chappy Neil
attends school camps, assists in classrooms, runs programs that help students
develop social and life skills, and runs lunchtime programs. Students may be
referred to Chappy Neil on an individual basis for support in personal matters.
Parent permission will be required for ongoing support.
Chappy Neil is available at school on Tuesday's and Thursday's.