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Belmay's Chaplain

YouthCARE Chaplaincy Services have been supporting Belmay Primary School since 2009. The service is funded through the National School Chaplain and School Welfare Program.

YouthCARE Chaplains aim to provide a sensitive Christian presence within a secular state school system. School Chaplains work with students, families and staff in the school community, providing the following services:

    ~Building relationships with students, families and staff.

    ~Offering pastoral care.

    ~Being a mentor.

    ~Providing additional practical help for teaching and administrative         staff.

    ~Offering input into spiritual and meaning of life questions.

    ~Being a positive role model.

    ~Providing a link between schools and local communities.

At Belmay, the Chaplain works with teachers to deliver and co-ordinate some of the school social emotional well being programs – including Peer Support, the student leadership development program and help with KidsMatter Family Fun events. The Chaplain also provides support with small group social skills programs. In addition, Individual meetings, mentoring or support can be organised on a voluntary basis. Please contact the school for an appointment or see the Chaplain directly.

A Message from our School Chaplain

I am here as an ear for anyone in the school community, to support school and home issues. I am here to listen and talk through problems.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to have a chat, please call the school and ask to speak to me so we can arrange an appointment. As a support person in the school I will keep you informed through the school newsletter about community events or programs that you may be interested in. The school notice board is also a great tool to keep you abreast of any community events or parenting programs available.

For new families it would also benefit you familiarising yourselves with the ‘Choose Respect’ program that is integrated into the school policy and curriculum.

Ailine Hurst

School Chaplain