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Chaplain

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Sandy Burman

Phone: 07 3550 5444

Email: sburm0@eq.edu.au

Available: Mondays, Tuesdays and alternating Thursdays

Sandy Burman has been appointed the role of School Chaplain here at Ferny Hills State School.  As our School Chaplain, she works with other members of the schools support team to care for students struggling with issues such as difficult relationships with other children or family members, poor self-esteem, family breakdown and depression. 

What does a School Chaplain do?

A School Chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with at school and provides a listening ear, caring presence and a message of hope. Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive, caring school communities.

The Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs.

What does Chaplaincy look like at Ferny Hills? 

Our Chaplain will assist with sporting and cultural programs, attend school camps, assist in classrooms and run programmes that help students develop social and life skills. Students may request to see the Chaplain on an individual basis for support in personal matters. The Chaplain can be contacted using the number and email address at the top of this page.

Will my child be involved? 

Involvement with the Chaplain is entirely voluntary and students choose whether or not they want to participate in the activities that are offered. Parents will be consulted if their child wishes to be involved in ongoing one-to-one meetings with the Chaplain or in any programme or group involving spiritual or ethical content. Parents have the right to refuse permission for their child to be involved in any Chaplaincy activity or event.

For further information about Chaplaincy Services please see the following website. Scripture Union Qld: www.suqld.org.au  

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Last reviewed 26 March 2020
Last updated 26 March 2020