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School Chaplain

Chaplaincy Services provide spiritual, ethical, and personal 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 our School Chaplain do?

 
A 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.  Chappy Jaide coordinates positive, fun activities for students and assists 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 Chaplain at Oxley State School?

 
The chaplain at Oxley State School is Jaide Moss (known as Chappy Jaide by the students). Jaide has only recently completed her Bachelor of Social Science, with studies in youth work, chaplaincy and counselling. Outside of her school days, Jaide enjoys volunteering as a youth leader in her local church and playing basketball. She is committed to her role as the chaplain at Oxley State School and looks forward to meeting everyone.
 

What will Chaplaincy look like at Oxley in 2015?

 
During 2015, Jaide will be involved in several activities and programs throughout the school
 
Brekky Club – Brekky club is run every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:20 am until 8:40am outside the Multi-Purpose Hall. Students are welcome to come along and enjoy a free breakfast of toast, cereal and fruit. This service would not be possible without the generosity of volunteers as well as the YMCA and Rays Hot Bread.
 
Pastoral Care – Chaplaincy pastoral care includes one-on-one conversations with students, staff and parents/guardians. If you feel that your child would benefit from meeting up with Jaide, you can contact her with the details provided below.
 
Room Hangouts – The chaplain’s room is also open for a number of lunch breaks during the week. Inside there are many activities for children to enjoy, including books, games, toys, drawing, a giant gorilla and friends.
 
Keep up to date with what is happening in chaplaincy by checking out “Chappy’s Corner” in our school newsletter.

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.

How can I contact the Chaplain?

 
Jaide can be found either in her room (E2) or around the school on Tuesday and Thursday each week.  If you would like to contact her, she can be reached via the school phone on 3716 2444 or at jspal17@eq.edu.au