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Meet Our School Chaplain

​School Chaplain Tegan Harvey

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 a School Chaplain do?

A 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. Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive, caring school communities.
Working with other members of the school’s support team, the 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 help young people 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. 

Who is the Amberley District State School Chaplain?

My name is Tegan Harvey and I am the Chaplain for the Amberley District State School Community.
My vision for Amberley District School is to have a positive impact on the young people and families of this school. I hope to help the children discover their unique talents and personalities as they reach their full potential. I love children and youth and it is my passion to see them become all that they can be.
I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible while supporting the spiritual, emotional and mental health of the Amberley District School Community.
If you see me around, be sure to say “Hi Chappy” – I love a good chat!

What will Chaplaincy look like at Amberley District State School in 2017?

During 2017 I will assist with sporting and cultural programs, attend school camps, assist in classrooms, run programmes that help students develop social and life skills. Students may request to see me on an individual basis for support in personal matters. Should your child request this on an on-going basis, written parental consent will be required. 

Will my child be involved?

Involvement with the 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 the Chaplain 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 the Chaplain?

Chappy Tegan is in the school every Monday and Thursday during school hours. If you require an appointment, please contact the school administration and leave your details.