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Chaplain at Mount Nebo

 
Chaplaincy
 
 
 
Chaplaincy Services provide spiritual, ethical, and personal support to school communities.  SU Qld Chaplains provide positive adult role models for students.  Chaplains are present in schools at the invitation of the Principal, in consultation with the local community, and with the support of the P&C Association.
 
 
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, and purpose.
 
The Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs.
 
 
Who is the Mount Nebo School Chaplain?
 
Chappy Tracey is the Mount Nebo State School Chaplain, and started at the school in Term 4 2016.  Tracey is a mum of five children aged 7-21.  Tracey grew up in Toowoomba and has lived in Darwin and Lara (near Geelong) in Victoria, before settling back in North Brisbane 14 years ago.
 
Tracey is excited to be working with the children, families and staff of Mount Nebo State School.
 
 
What will Chaplaincy look like at Mount Nebo State School?
 
I will assist in the classrooms, help with art lessons, lunchtime craft & games, organise the Acts of Kindness Awards, and deliver the You Can Do It Program that helps develop social skills and life skills.  I will also be helping with sporting and cultural programs, attending school camps, spending time getting to know the students, and finding ways that we can help support the wider community, especially those in need of help.  Students may request to see me on an individual basis for support in personal matters (parental consent will be needed for this).
 
 
How can I contact the Chaplain?
 
Tracey will be at Mount Nebo State School on Wednesdays and Fridays.  You can contact her on the following emails: