Chaplains provide spiritual and emotional support, Pastoral Care, and creative connections for all students and staff irrespective of their religious beliefs. They provide a service for people facing life challenges, those who just need a listening ear, a caring presence, and a message of hope. This includes providing support for staff and parents in our school community.
The school chaplain’s roll supports the wider school community in a range of ways, such as assisting students in exploring their spirituality; providing guidance on values and ethical matters; helping school counsellors and staff in offering welfare services and support in cases of bereavement, family breakdown or other crisis and loss situations.
Chaplains also run fun, positive activities for young people, both in and out of school, and foster a supportive, caring school community. This includes support for “at risk” students, support for staff and families throughout the wider school community and spiritual support and direction for all who may request it. These positive relationships help young people and their families to face issues, by providing hope, connection, meaning and purpose.
Chaplains in Queensland are employed by SU Qld, which is an interdenominational Christian Organisation officially endorsed by Education Queensland as an accredited employing authority for school chaplains. Chaplains receive their remuneration through some government funding (2 days per week) and through the generous financial donations by individuals, businesses, local churches and the school P&C committee.
Lisa can be contacted via the front office.
Currently Chaplaincy at Noosa District SHS hosts a Breakfast program (with community volunteers) (each Wednesday Morning before school at Cooroy campus), several specialised support groups including “GIFT” for girls and also boys groups.
Tressa Hausler (Chappy Tressa)
Amanda Butel (Chappy