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Chaplaincy Services

Chaplaincy Services provide spiritual, ethical, and personal support to school communities.  SU Qld Chaplains provide positive adult role models for students.  Chaplains are present in schools at the invitation of the Principal, in consultation with the local community, and with the support of the P&C Association.

What does the School Chaplain do at Tingalpa?

Our 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.  Our Chappy, Jeremy also runs positive, fun activities for students and assists in fostering supportive, caring school communities.

Working with other members of the school’s support team, our Chaplain cares for students struggling with issues such as difficult relationships with other children or family members, poor self-esteem, family breakdown, and depression.

The partnership between the school and the Chaplaincy Service, supported by local churches, businesses and community organisations, provides a network of local support and assistance.  These positive relationships can help young people here at Tingalpa to face difficult issues, and provide hope, connection, meaning, and purpose.

The Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs, and Jeremy is more than happy to have a chat or answer any questions you may have.

Who is the Tingalpa School Chaplain?

My name is Jeremy, and I love being a Chaplain. I have a beautiful wife and daughter who remind me every day that life is very enriching, and I thoroughly enjoy working alongside school children, staff and parents.

As a registered teacher, I hope that my in-school experience will have my in good stead as I tackle the position of Tingalpa School Chappy; helping to provide classroom support for students and teachers, and further support should any emotional needs arise.  I am here to support the Tingalpa State School community and serve in any way that I can.

Will my child be involved?

Involvement with our Chaplain is entirely voluntary and students choose whether or not they want to be a part of the activities that are offered.  Parents will be consulted if their child wishes to be involved in ongoing one-to-one meetings with Jeremy 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.

How can I contact our Chappy Jeremy?

Feel free to contact me through the school on 07 3890 6777 or email chaplain@tingalpass.eq.edu.au, and if needed I would love for you to make an appointment. I am currently in school 3 days- Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.