Our Chaplaincy Program is supported by the Australian Government School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.
Our school Chaplain Troy Juides, aims to provide spiritual, ethical and pastoral support to compliment other educational activities at Beachmere State School as we aspire to a 'commitment to success for all'.
The Chaplain works within the school as part of our professional team by :
- building relationships with students, families and staff
- offering care and support to the Beachmere school community
- being a mentor and positive role model
- providing practical help for teaching and administrative staff
- offering input into spiritual and life questions
- providing a link between school and local community resources
- participating in the community life of our school
Chaplains/student welfare workers are bound by the relevant provisions of relevant Queensland legislation including the Public Records Act 2002, Information Privacy Act 2009 and the Information (General Provisions) Act 2006. When delivering services, chaplain/student welfare workers must also adhere to the Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Services Policy chaplaincy-policy-statement.pdf and other relevant departmental policies and procedures.
Roles and responsibilities
- Provide pastoral care and personal support for students, staff and parents of the local community in cooperation with the school’s Principal, Guidance Officer and other support staff.
- Provide pastoral care and support following critical incidents.
- Assist in the development and support of the school’s care program.
General activities in the life of the school
- Participate in schools camps, excursions, sports days, staff meetings, assemblies and team committees.
- Facilitate groups, events and activities with voluntary students including lunchtime groups.
Relationships between local churches and the school
- Liaise and regularly visit local churches.
- Publish a regular newsletter for distribution to local churches and Chaplaincy supporters.
Support and nurture students
- Facilitate activities on school campus with voluntary student participation.
- Network with support services, local churches and other agencies and organisations in the local community that provide a broad range of support services to the school community.