Bundaberg Central School has a School Chaplaincy program. We would like to
welcome you to our School Chaplain Evan Trebbin. Chappy Evan is at the
school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and every second Wednesday.
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(s)
cares for students struggling with issues such as difficult relationships with
other children or family members, poor self-esteem, family breakdown, and
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
The Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community
regardless of their religious beliefs.
What will Chaplaincy look like at Bundaberg Central?
During 2016 the chaplain will carry on a Breakfast Club, assist in cultural
programs, assist in classrooms, run programmes that help students develop
social and life skills. Students may request to see a chaplain on an
individual basis for support in personal matters. (A one-on-one parent
consent form is required for ongoing individual visits. The form available from
the school office.)
Will my child be involved?
Involvement with the Chaplain(s) 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?
Either see him at school or contact him through the school office.