DELIVERING A BETTER SUITE OF SERVICES

THE VALUE SCHOOLS MINISTRY GROUP CHAPLAINCY SERVICES ADDS TO SA SCHOOLS ACROSS SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Chaplains from across SA at the recent SMG Conference

Chaplains from across SA at the recent SMG Conference


Chaplaincy Services in South Australia over time has continued to grow in numbers, but more importantly in depth and value it has provided.

By verbalising six dimensions of school chaplaincy over the last few years, we have a better common understanding of what this service contributes to school communities. They are: Role modelling and mentoring, Social and emotional support, Spiritual support, School engagement, Community engagement, and Extra-curricular contribution.

Even more recently, our chaplaincy service has incorporated additional projects that can be delivered by our Pastoral Care Workers (under various funding models and with additional training) to meet needs, add value, and bring hope. First it was Disaster and Recovery Ministry chaplaincy to serve the local communities in times of state disaster, that is now a standard add on project for all PCWs (within 3 years of commencing in their role).

We have also now skilled up all Primary School PCWs with skills utilised within SMGs ‘The Wellbeing Classroom’ framework (social and emotional support skilling, trauma informed practice, etc.), so that not only are they more skilled, but also available to engage with The Wellbeing Classroom framework in a school that chooses to employ this project in their classroom(s).

Additionally, two of our PCWs who are prior school leaders are currently engaged in a trial project this year of delivering a chaplaincy service to a select number of school Principals. (Stay tuned with us on that trial.)

SMG Pastoral Care Workers, as representatives of SAs combined Christian community are showing themselves to be a versatile and valuable school and community service who need our prayers and support!

To find out more regarding how you can support Chaplaincy Services and school communities across South Australia call the SMG Office on 08 8378 6800 or click the button below to support Chaplaincy through a financial contribution