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Student services and support programs

Guidance Officer

The Guidance officer in the school provides support for the whole school community as required. Counselling in the school involves educational matters as well as personal issues which can include:
  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Learning styles
  • Early childhood intervention
  • Self-esteem
  • Peer pressures and conflicts
  • Interagency and community links

 

Chaplain

What is a school chaplain?
School Chaplains or “chappies” are a valued part of our school communities. Chappies provide the school community with spiritual, ethical, and personal support.  SU Qld Chaplains also provide positive adult role models for our students. 
Chaplains are present in schools at the invitation of the Principal and in consultation with the local community.
 
What does that look like at Camooweal State School?
 
Chaplains provide a caring and a listening ear for students and staff. Students can request a meeting with the chappy for any reason.
The Chaplain can also be involved in running sporting and community activities that can help to provide positive experiences for the whole school community.
Student participation is completely voluntary and parental consent is either given or denied upon enrolment, parents have the right to refuse permission for their child to be involved in any element of the chaplaincy program if they wish.
  
Who is our Chaplain?
 
Jono Wright is very excited to be coming on board as our school Chaplain during the 2016. Jono and his family have been a part off the Camooweal community for more than 10 years.
 
You can contact the Chaplain at any time via the email address jonathanw@chappy.org.au or by calling during school hours on
(07) 4748 2127.

 

Chaplains may be involved in any of the following:
 
·         Social and/or emotional support — assisting students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills that support learning, positive behaviour and constructive social relationships through social skills programs.
·         Spiritual support — providing an additional dimension to the school's care, guidance and support of students with spiritual and/or religious needs. 
·         Mentoring — acting as a role model for students and assisting in the development of supportive relationships for, with, and among students.
·         Community development — enhancing the links between the school and its community, working with school-based support staff and community-based youth organisations and networks to support students. 
·         Educational support — assisting with classroom activities (under the direction of a teacher) where involvement by the chaplain/student welfare worker provides further social, emotional or spiritual support for those students who may be at risk of disengagement.
·         Extra-curricular activities participating in general school activities, for example, camps, excursions, sports days or coaching team sports.