Who Are School Chaplains?

SU Tas chaplains provide spiritual and emotional support to school communities. They are in the prevention and rescue business. They’re helping students and school communities find a better way to deal with issues. They provide a listening ear and a caring presence for kids in crisis and those who just need a friend. All have a passion to improve the lives of young people. SU Tas chaplains are selected based on their qualifications and skills. Visit our FAQs for more information on the qualifications required.

“They (chaplains) actually are providing the glue which keeps school communities rolling. School chaplains and counsellors are in a unique position to help young people navigate the often choppy waters of adolescence. And for many kids, the emotional challenges of those years can affect their capacity to study, to learn and sometimes even to survive.”
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

“Chaplaincy fills gaps you know need filling, but it also fills gaps you didn’t know existed and creates opportunities you didn’t know were there.”
Andy Bennett, Primary School Principal (Tasmania).

Chaplains play an invaluable role within a school community, working with other school staff to provide:

Social & emotional support

Spiritual support

Community Development

Mentoring & Role Modelling

Educational Support

Extra-curricular activities

School Chaplaincy in Tasmania




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