My Caption

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Text Size: increase font size decrease font size revert to original size
Report your child
Absent
Translate to another
Language
Special Programs > Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care at Macclesfield Primary

Kerry Crowden, our pastoral Care Worker attends our school on Thursdays.

Our School Chaplaincy Service

Chaplaincy is a well-accepted and valued pastoral care model in many parts of society (eg. defence forces, emergency services, sports, industry, hospitals etc.)

The Chaplaincy Service at this school is provided by a Pastoral Care Worker, on behalf of the local combined Christian community, employed by Schools Ministry Group (SMG).

The Chaplaincy Service is funded by the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), administered by DECD SA, with additional contribution from the local community.

The aim of this service is to offer pastoral and practical support to students, staff and the school community.

Our Pastoral Care Worker supports our school community in the following ways:

  • Working closely and in partnership with leadership and other wellbeing staff in the school to provide pastoral care and practical support to students, families and staff as requested

 

  • Providing pastoral care in a ‘first response’ capacity to critical incidents, referring to specialist support, and to provide ongoing presence and follow-up

 

  • Being well positioned to work across the whole school to ‘build a sense of’ community, harmony and cohesion

 

  • Being trained and equipped to provide our school with 6 dimensions of chaplaincy:

 

  • role modelling and mentoring
  • social and emotional support
  •  spiritual support
  •  school engagement
  •  community engagement
  •  extra-curricular contribution

 

Chaplaincy Services promote student wellbeing, engaging young people in activities that are preventative and which support early intervention and referral of mental health issues.