Chaplaincy Services provide social, emotional and spiritual 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?
Kayleen Morrison is the Mount Nebo State School Chaplain, affectionately known as Chappy Kay by students, staff and families. Kayleen is a wife and mum to three adult children. She has been working with young people in various school- and sports-based roles for a number of years. Kayleen enjoys all outdoor activities, loves getting out into the natural environment and has a background in sport. Kayleen 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?
Chappy Kay will be actively involved in school and community life, running various programs before school and at lunchtime. She will facilitate groups from time-to-time to meet the various needs of students as they arise, provide classroom assistance and get involved in community events, camps and excursions. Students may request to see Chappy Kay on an individual basis for support in personal matters (parental consent will be needed for this).
How can I contact the Chaplain?
Kayleen will usually be at Mount Nebo State School on Tuesdays and Fridays. You can contact her via email: email@example.com, or by phoning the school office.