Chaplaincy Services


SMG Chaplaincy Services has a wholistic approach to nurturing the wellbeing of whole school communities (students, staff and families), and providing pastoral and practical support in times of need.

SMGs Pastoral Care Workers (PCWs) are positive role models who deliver compassionate pastoral and practical support throughout the breadth and length of school community life.  

Together with the support and resources of the local combined Christian community, and in a complementary partnership with other wellbeing staff in schools, and, by developing connections with community services and agencies, SMGs PCWs fill the gaps where flexible and consistent care is important.

SMG works closely with the SA Department for Education as a Service Provider for the National Schools Chaplaincy Program in our SA schools by employing and engaging Pastoral Care Workers.

As PCW, Kerry is part of our Wellbeing Team and this is a win/win for staff and students alike. Kerry is incredibly supportive to our Wellbeing Team and not only is she willing to be guided as to where we identify the need, but also is one of those people who seem to be able to recognise how and where she can best assist others.
— L Riley: Student Engagement and Wellbeing Coordinator, Naracoorte High School

Want to know more about the role of Pastoral Care Workers in SA Schools?

If you want to know more about SMG School Chaplaincy, or are thinking of becoming a Pastoral Care Worker, join us for an Information Session at SMG. For more information head over to our Information Session Page


We recognize the ongoing generous contribution by the combined Christian community, as local churches continue to raise additional funds or in some cases provide the total funding for Pastoral Care Workers in their local schools.