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​What is High School Chaplaincy? 

Chaplaincy Services provide ethical, personal and spiritual support to school communities.  SU Qld Chaplains provide positive adult role models for students.  Chaplains are present in schools at the invitation of the Principal, in consultation with the local community, and with the support of the P&C Association.

What does a School Chaplain do?

The School Chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with at school and provides a listening ear, caring presence, and a message of hope.  Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive, caring school communities.
Working with other members of the school’s support team, the Chaplain cares for students struggling with issues such as difficult relationships with other children or family members, poor self-esteem, family breakdown and depression.
The partnership between the school and the Chaplaincy Service, supported by local churches, businesses and community organisations, provides a network of local support and assistance.  These positive relationships help young people to face difficult issues, and provide hope, connection, meaning and purpose.
The Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs.

Who is the Tullawong State High School Chaplain?

Sadly Tullawong SHS has had to say goodbye to our Chaplain, Petrus Pretorius who had been working with Tullawong SHS since 2012. We wish him all the best in the future and will certainly be missed within our school community.
In the Meantime Tullawong SHS is in the process of looking for a new Chaplain. More information will be released as soon as this is finalised.

Will my child be involved?

Involvement with the Chaplain is entirely voluntary and students choose whether or not they want to be a part of the activities that are offered. Parents will be consulted if their child wishes to be involved in ongoing one-to-one meetings with the Chaplain or in any programme or group involving spiritual or ethical content.  Parents have the right to refuse permission for their child to be involved in any Chaplaincy activity or event.

Want to support our Chaplain?

Our Chaplain is currently employed 2 days a week through the State Government Funding Model, with any additional days being paid by the support of the local community. If you’d like to contribute financially to the work our Chaplain does then please follow the link below: