School chaplains hold a unique position in the community. Since Scripture Union
Queensland first introduced a Chaplain to a State school in 1990, Chaplaincy
Services have been implemented in more than 600 schools across Queensland.
Our chaplain is a positive role model and mentor for our students and facilitates
care responses to families in need in our local school community. The School
Chaplain at Pialba State School also provides optional services to support and
care for student social and emotional needs through pastoral care.
The chaplain helps students find a better way to deal with a wide range of issues
ranging from social support, family issues and trauma response. She provides a
listening ear for students in crisis and for those who just need a friend. Students
must have parent consent to work with or get individual support from the chaplain.
Roles and activities
The school chaplain’s role and activities are determined by the Local Chaplaincy
Committee, approved through the P&C and managed by the Principal’s delegates.
Our chaplain can be contacted by phoning the school on 41 97 77 77 or emailing
The chaplain provides support for staff members, parents and families in the
school community. The chaplain works with the student support team which
includes – The Guidance Officer, Principal and Deputy Principal, and Support staff.
The chaplain supports the school community through a wide range of activities.
- pastoral care for students on social and personal matters
- pastoral care for local families in need
- a variety of age appropriate activities to enhance students’ self-esteem
- specific programs in conjunction with outside support agencies
- coordinating special events and lunchtime groups
- running a breakfast club three mornings a week.
- coordinating programs on a range of social concerns such as friendship
programs and resilience building activities.
Today, more than ever, young people need the positive influence of people
committed to their emotional wellbeing. Chaplaincy provides a listening ear and
a helping hand to help young people make the most of their growing years.