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Chaplaincy

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At Cooroy State School, we are privileged to have Chaplain Amy Tundstall, as a part of our team. This position, provided through the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP), is supported and funded through the Australian Government Department of Education, Training and Employment, as well as school fundraising and donations.

The role of a Chaplain or 'Chappy', is to provide emotional support to school communities. Chappies are in the prevention and support business: helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from social/family breakdown and loneliness, to drug abuse, depression and anxiety. They provide a listening ear and a caring presence for kids in crisis, and those who just need a friend. They also provide support for staff and parents in school communities.

Through school and community support ,the chaplaincy service has been able to implement and maintain many valuable services, including:

  • Breakfast program
  • 'Chilling with Chappy' lunchtime program
  • Targeted social and emotional programs
  • One-on-one support sessions
  • Various school based activities

If you have any questions regarding the chaplaincy service at Cooroy State School or would like to discuss your child’s access to a particular program, please contact either Amy Tundstall or Karina Ramsay on (07) 5472 2100.