The Chaplaincy program is voluntary and runs under the auspices of The National Schools Chaplaincy Programme, Access Ministries & Christian Education in schools. Chaplaincy is a relational ministry of building trust, confidence and competency amongst students, staff and parents. Chaplaincy at Crib Point Primary School:
- Embodies the life and work of Jesus – their model of ministry.
- Formally represents the Church in the School Community – it is non-denominational and ecumenical.
- Is a relational ministry of building bridges of trust, confidence and competency amongst students, staff and parents.
- Has at its core Pastoral Care. It involves a mixture of pastoral counselling, nurturing, teaching and support.
- Is part of the schools’ Student Welfare program.
The chaplain works in partnership with the School Principal and support staff such as Primary Welfare officers, DE&T appointed Social Workers and individual class teachers. The Chaplain assists students, parents and staff to deal with many issues such as grief associated with the loss of a loved one, change to a new school, family issues, social issues, loss of a pet, family breakdown.