The Bundaberg North State High School community would like to acknowledge and express appreciation to the St John's Lutheran Grace Fund for their generous financial support of the school chaplain program.
This has enabled SU Qld to increase its chaplaincy service by an extra day each week, introducing a woman chaplain Kelly Giles to the team.
“We are excited to have Kelly working alongside existing chaplain Terrence Hawes,” the school newsletter says.
SU Qld chaplains, or “chappies”, provide spiritual and emotional support to school communities.
They are in the prevention and support business: helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from family breakdown and loneliness, to drug abuse, depression and anxiety.
They provide a listening ear and a caring presence for children and young people in crisis, and those who just need a friend. They also provide support for staff and parents in school communities.
SU Qld receives support from the Federal and State Governments and community members to provide school chaplaincy services.