School Chaplain

Reservoir High is fortunate to have the services of a Chaplain two days per week. Our Chaplain is part of the Reservoir Salvation Army Youth team, which has provided school chaplaincy services to Reservoir High School for the past six years.

The chaplaincy is part of the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

The school chaplain works as part of the Student Wellbeing Team to provide help and care to support the personal and social wellbeing of students and the wider school community, irrespective of faith or beliefs.

The chaplain participates in a broad range of general school activities such as attending school camps and assemblies; running a breakfast program and lunchtime drop in sessions; leadership and peer support training as well as social skills groups, classroom support and general schoolyard interaction.

Participation in the Chaplaincy program is at all times voluntary and where a student or parent may wish to organise one-on-one meetings with the chaplain, prior consent will be sought from the parents.

Parents with questions regarding the chaplaincy service should contact Marg Lawless, the Student Wellbeing Coordinator. We are always keen to hear from any member of our school community with feedback on the Chaplaincy.

Parents who wish to opt-out of any chaplaincy services may do so by contacting the Student Wellbeing Coordinator. Any concerns or issues regarding the chaplaincy should be directed to the Principal, Mark Jessup or Marg Lawless, Student Wellbeing coordinator. Further information on the programs guidelines can be found at: National School Chaplaincy Association.

Disclaimer
The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Acknowledgement
This project was funded by the Australian government department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.