Chaplains support school communities through pastoral care of students, teachers, families and the wider local community. School chaplaincy has been recognised as one of the most significant youth-focused ministries for young people that is taking place in Australian schools.
Chaplains fulfil a unique role in school communities:
- They are active in promoting student wellbeing, particularly through the provision of pastoral care.
- They encourage reflection about the spiritual dimensions of life.
- They have an educative role in the areas of beliefs, values, morals, ethics and religion.
- They work to facilitate the connection of students into the school network and wider community.