SMG – South Australia’s leading school chaplaincy service provider
SMG provides pastoral care to over 330 government schools across SA through a Chaplaincy Service, and has been serving South Australian school communities for 25 years. Over 1000 volunteers partner with SMG to enhance this service through involvement in over 92 Support Groups and helping in their local schools with breakfast clubs, lunchtime activities, mentoring and many other programs. Additionally, SMG offers seminars and interactive workshops for primary and high school students on a wide range of subjects including bullying, cyber safety and self esteem and contributes to the positive wellbeing of children through other innovative programs and initiatives.
“I was clueless in school – no clear path in mind – and here I am 22 years later, still no idea on what I’ll be doing next! But I credit my School Chaplain when I was attending Blackwood High for instilling in me the confidence to embrace life and all its challenges. The Chaplain was - and still is - a pillar for me: a listening ear, a wise voice and a life teacher, leading me through those fundamental teenage years of personal faith and career development. I am who I am today thanks to that Chaplain’s influence on my life, which is why I am an Ambassador for Schools Ministry Group.”
BRENTON RAGLESS - SMG AMBASSADOR
In the following video Principals share how students, staff and the wider school community are positively impacted by an SMG Chaplaincy service.