Vermont Primary School welcomes Carly Cassidy to the team as the School Chaplain. The position is funded by a grant received from the Department of Education and Early Childhood as well as the school.
Chaplaincy services aim to support the emotional wellbeing of students by providing pastoral care services and strategies that support the emotional wellbeing of the broader school community. Pastoral care means looking after the wellbeing and personal needs of students, not just their academic needs. Information about chaplaincy services in Victoria can be found at:
Chaplaincy services may be provided in any of the following forms:
(a) On an individual basis (one on one discussions with a student)
(b) In a group setting (discussions with groups of students)
(c) or a combination of both (a) and (b)
If you would like your student to access the Chaplaincy program at Vermont Primary School, please talk to your child's teacher. You will then be asked to fill out a form to consent to your child receiving the chaplaincy services. You may also be asked to fill out a referral form. This form contains relevant information to be provided to the chaplain so that he/she can provide appropriate services to the student.
If you need any assistance or clarification please do not hesitate to contact the school.