The Gap State School's Chaplain, Sue Rienecker, has worked in a number of different schools, in a variety of roles.
Sue's office is located in the MPB and she is at our school each Tuesday, Wednesday and alternate Thursdays.
A state school Chaplaincy service complements, rather than duplicates the work of other school-based support staff. These services provide students, staff and parents with social, emotional and spiritual support; provide an additional adult role model in the school and enhance engagement with the broader community including parents. Chaplains provide a listening ear, caring presence and message of hope as students seek to deal with a wide range of issues such as family problems, friendship issues, peer pressure, self-esteem issues and self-control.
Chaplaincy activities include:
• Participation in school camps, excursions, sports days, lunchtime activities, graduation and other important celebrations, assemblies, school committees, staff activities.
• Facilitates and promotes Social and Emotional Learning through the whole school program You Can Do It! Education.
• Provides information for parents through the Gazette and information sessions on Social and Emotional Learning.
• Participates in School Leadership Programs and Student Council Activities.
• Networks with local support agencies and organisations to provide a broad range of support services to the school community.
Sue takes part in many of the general activities that occur in the life of the school, as support to staff and students.
If you have any enquiries about the Chaplaincy service, please contact the school office.