The National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) is a Department of Education (Federal and/or State) funded program that allows all Australian schools to employ a School Chaplain in their school.
The SPARC program is an exciting 8-week program that our Chaplain runs for students in a small group setting. It focuses on building 5 main areas; Social Skills, finding a sense of Purpose, Awareness of ourselves and what is around us, Resilience and Confidence.
Each session runs for approximately 40-45mins and consists of a new game and activity each week that corresponds with the 5 main areas with an overall focus being on teamwork and building trust amongst the students.
At the end of the program, the students will participate in a school or community project that they have dreamt up together throughout the 8 weeks. The final project is a fantastic way for the students to feel a sense of accomplishment and experience giving back to their school/community as a team.
It is eye-opening, fun and friendship building!
YOUR DREAM is relational in nature and builds bridges of trust, confidence and competency among students, staff and parents. YOUR DREAM is available to students and staff of all religious affiliations and does not seek to impose or persuade an individual toward any particular religious beliefs.
The YOUR DREAM Chaplain respects the religion, culture and traditions of members of the school community and the rights of parents to ensure the religious and moral education of their children are in line with their own beliefs.
YOUR DREAM has, at its core, Pastoral Care. It involves a mixture of pastoral care, counselling, nurturing, teaching and support. The Chaplain journeys with students during their time of crisis, listening and providing compassionate support and helping students connect with their own inner resources.
Information shared with the YOUR DREAM Chaplain is confidential and will only be shared with the school principal as a safeguarding measure and the appropriate authorities in instances where someone is at risk of being harmed.