This morning in church we were introduced to the Chaplain from the school which is situated closest to our church.
Jocelyn was the name of the Chaplain who spoke and told of some of her roles in supporting the students and teachers with Gods love and direction.
The School Chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with, providing a listening ear, caring presence, and message of hope.
They care for students struggling with a wide range of issues,
including: family problems, confusing relationships, friendship issues,
peer pressure, self-esteem issues, bullying and stress and anxiety.
Almost every school in Queensland, has a Chaplain, the one's who don't, have a position vacant. They are paid by
the government to be the spiritual leader in that school.
The Chaplain, whether male or female, is known endearingly as "Chappy"
Where is your country situated in these STATS ?
The Best Places Stats : CLICK HERE
Does this surprise you ?
It did me....
Belgium is the number 1 country.... Well done Belgium!!!
We have NO police in our schools or security checks of who comes and goes.
They are open schools with large classroom windows and huge play area's.
There are huge covered area's for outside sun protection.
Children in every school, whether private of public wear a uniform. Hats are also worn outdoors for sun protection. The government assists low income families at the beginning of each school year (late January) with a bonus of money to provide for uniforms, books and school fee's.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Best Places in the World to Raise a Family.
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