Clover Hill State School prides itself
on the community of families that is fostered and developed. We encourage
all individuals to achieve their own personal best, and foster this through our
school motto “Expect Excellence.” Students are encouraged and explicitly
taught the skills of organisation, getting along, confidence, persistence and
resilience through the “ You Can Do It” programme. All of the community
are encouraged to aspire to personal levels of excellence and achievements are
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. Our school chaplain (or ‘Happy
Chappy’), Ez Simpson, is an employee of SU QLD, Australia’s largest
employer of school chaplains. Chaplains are a safe person for young people to
connect with at school, providing a listening ear and caring presence. The
chaplain helps foster a supportive and caring school community. This support
and pastoral care extends to staff and families. This position is funded
through the National Schools Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP)
with the support of a Local Chaplaincy Committee. Chaplaincy is a voluntary
service available to everyone in the school community regardless of their
religious beliefs. The Chaplain does not provide religious education in the
school and does not initiate discussion pertaining to Christianity or spiritual
matters. Such discussion is at the instigation of the parent or student and is
dealt with in a sensitive manner.
Our chaplain provides a broad range of
- Support and assistance for the
students, staff and parents of the school community.
- Student development programs that aim
to develop self esteem, resilience, teamwork, leadership, goal setting skills,
motivation, life skills.
- Participation in the classroom
addressing various issues such as values, tolerance, self esteem, peer pressure,
relationship development through “Rock and Water”.
- General involvement in the life of
the school community, and liaising with community groups.
- Healthy Breakfast Club, Energise
fitness groups, M.A.D. (Making a Difference) programme.
at Clover Hill on Monday and Wednesday and can be contacted through the school
administration or by email or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on school
chaplaincy you can visit www.suqld.org.au