provide spiritual, ethical and personal support to school
communities. Scripture Union Queensland 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 Parents & Citizen’s Association.
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
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
are the Samford State School Chaplains?
Samford State School is very lucky to have Chaplain Josslyn working at the school, commonly known as
does Chaplaincy look like at Samford State School?
regular lunch time activities for students and provide pastoral support for
students who are facing a range of issues including grief, loneliness, friendship
issues and family breakdown.
Chaplains are also
involved in a range of school activities including education support,
mentoring, attending school performances / events and being involved in special
occasions such as Easter and ANZAC day. Students may request to see the
chaplains on an individual basis for support in personal matters. Parents will
be consulted if their child wishes to be involved in ongoing one-to-one
meetings with the Chaplain.
my child be involved?
Involvement with the Chaplain
is entirely voluntary and students choose whether or not they want to be a part
of the activities that are offered. Parents will be consulted if their
child wishes to be involved in ongoing one-to-one meetings with the Chaplain or
in any programme or group involving spiritual or ethical content. Parents
have the right to refuse permission for their child to be involved in any
Chaplaincy activity or event.
can I contact the Chaplain?
To contact Josslyn please do so through the school on (07)
Josslyn works at the school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday