School Chaplain

The School Chaplaincy program started in 1982 through the support of local churches providing funding for chaplains in two schools in Western Australia. The program has grown over the years and more come to understand the value of the service. YouthCARE, a not-for-profit community service organisation, employs all chaplains in WA Public Schools, in an arrangement with the State and Federal Government as well as churches, businesses and other community groups. 

Collier Primary School provides a Chaplaincy program that assists the school community to support the wellbeing of students, staff and families. This includes stengthening values, providing greater pastoral care and enhancing engagement with the broader community. Our Chaplain, Jeanette ('Chappy'), works 2 days a week and is available to support the school community regardless of faith and cultural backgrounds.Her main role is to cultivate the personal and social wellbeing of students, their families and staff in need of social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual support.

It's really easy for children and families to access Chappy. They can look for her in the playground and go and have a chat, speak to their teacher about making an appointment, or speak to their mum and dad about calling the school and talking to the deputy or principal. Meetings with Chappy can be formal, informal and more often than not spontaneous! 

The attached flyer can give you more information on the services availale.