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Hurstville Boys Campus

Hurstville Boys Campus

Georges River College

Telephone02 9587 3199

Emailhurstvillb-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

School Chaplaincy

Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College employs a School Chaplain, Merveille Omari, for ten hours per week, funded by the National School Chaplaincy Programme, the School and the Christian Education Board for Hurstville District High Schools. 

Aim and Overview of the Chaplaincy Service

To provide effective support for the spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing of students, staff and the wider school community, regardless of faith or beliefs.

The Chaplaincy Service:

  • assists the School Principal and School's welfare staff in the delivery of student welfare services;
  • provides students, their families and staff with support when facing personal and emotional challenges and appropriate referrals in difficult times;
  • supports students to explore their spirituality and provides guidance about spirituality, values and ethical matters. 

     

    The teaching of Special Religious Education, ethics classes, and the provision of other welfare services are not funded through the National School Chaplaincy Programme. The decision to establish a chaplaincy service was taken by the Principal of the School after consultation with the school community, the P&C and consultation with the welfare team and staff members.

    A Voluntary Service

    The Chaplaincy is a voluntary service and members of the school community do not have to participate in this service. If you do not wish your child to participate in any activity or service offered through the Chaplaincy please contact the school office. Students whose parents or guardians have chosen not to participate in the service will be noted on the register established for this purpose.

    How to Contact the Chaplaincy Service

    To contact the Chaplain, to make an appointment or to request assistance, please use the following contact details:

    Email:   Merveille.Omari@3bridges.org.au

    Phone: 04 2865 0240 (Thursday and Friday: 9am-3pm)

    or, complete a Chaplaincy Assistance Request form available from the Chaplain or the Front Office. The qualifications of the Chaplain and the kind of assistance provided are outlined on the request forms.

    Questions / Suggestions / Complaints

    If you have a question, suggestion or complaint regarding an incident or pattern of behaviour by the Chaplain, please address it in writing to the School Principal, Ms Leanne Larcombe. All matters brought to the attention of the Principal will be handled in accordance with the Chaplaincy Complaints and Grievances Policy.

    Further information about the role of the School Chaplain is available from the NSW Dept. of Education website:  

    http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/studentsupport/studentwellbeing/chaplaincy-programme/index.php