West Moreton Anglican College receives funding under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP). This funding is used to support the Chaplaincy Service in the College.

The Chaplaincy Service is a service that complements the care offered by other helping disciplines and aims to assist the College community through the provision of help and care to support the personal and social wellbeing of students and the school community.

The NSCSWP allows West Moreton Anglican College:

  • to promote personal development through a balance of spiritual growth, enlightened academic tradition and a genuine commitment to social justice – Faith, Knowledge, Service;
  • increased provision of pastoral care and attentiveness for students, parents, staff and the College community;
  • increased development of the religious service program.

The School Chaplain provides spiritual and pastoral leadership within the College and its wider College community. This includes a range of day-to-day matters affecting the spiritual, social and emotional wellbeing of the students and members of the College community. The Chaplain also co-ordinates the social justice activities throughout the College community. The Chaplain is a non-teaching role and does not deliver the Religious and Values Education (RAVE) classes.

Participation in activities or receiving services through the School chaplaincy service under this program is voluntary. The activities / programs are offered on an opt-in basis and require parental / guardian consent to participate. All children are welcome at West Moreton Anglican College regardless of religious origins.

Services provided by the School Chaplain under this program include:

  • the holistic development of our students, including spiritually, emotionally and pastorally leading Worship services, including a weekend service
  • coordinating the partnership with Operation Kinder Community (OKC), allowing students a service opportunity
  • coordinating social justice activities throughout the College community, such as World's Greatest Shave, 40 Hour Famine
  • coordinating the Casserole Bank for families in need or in crisis
  • pastoral care and conversation, working with the Counselling team and other staff members to assist in the area of staff, student and where required, family care
  • supporting students who express a desire to explore their spirituality, including preparation of students for various sacramental milestones
  • coordinating God Gang and Turbo groups (opt-in lunchtime clubs with a spiritual content)
  • contributing to College newsletter

Feedback and Complaint Procedures - The Principal has an overall duty of care and is ultimately responsible for all students and staff within the school setting. Any complaints about the school chaplaincy or chaplaincy service should be directed to the Principal or his delegate, in the first instance. Complaints may be escalated to the Funding Recipient and or the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in accordance with the process set out in Section 7 of National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program Guidelines (July 2012).

Community Consultation and Support - The funding under this program is subject to community continued support. There will be consultation with the College’s parent body on an annual basis to review and confirm the support of the College community of the program.

Disclaimer - The views expressed herein do not necessary represents 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.