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Chertsey Primary School

Chertsey Primary School

Growing and Learning for Academic Success

Telephone02 4325 3963

School Chaplain

What is a Chaplain?

A Chaplain is an additional support for school communities to assist with the social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of members of school communities.

Chaplains are able to run specific programs tailored to the needs of the school such as grief and loss, resilience building and anti-bullying. Chaplains also provide one-on-one care, mentoring and support for students, parents and staff. Chaplains network with the local community to provide a broad range of support services to the school.

What kind of activities does our Chaplain do?

  • Work with the Learning Support or Welfare Team to facilitate student wellbeing
  • Being available to provide pastoral care for students, staff and the wider school community
  • Facilitate small group programs such as Seasons for Growth, You Can Do It, Resilient Doughnut and the Shine Program.
  • Assist with classroom activities where involvement provides further social and support for those students who may be at risk of disengagement..
  • Facilitate lunch time activities to assist students in building healthy relationships in the Library at first lunch Thursdays and Fridays
  • Network with welfare services, government and NGA's in the local community to provide a broad range of support services to the school
  • Facilitate events and activities such as Harmony Day to support the inclusiveness and wellbeing of all students
  • Support staff at school camps, excursions, disco's and other activities as required
  • Coffee Club Fridays 9.15am in the school hall (everyone is welcome)
  • Breakfast Club Thursdays and Fridays
  • Attends P&C meetings

Donna Knee has been our School Chaplain since 2012 and is available at school on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays. This position is funded by the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.

For all correspondence please call the school or email Donna on

For all urgent matter please call Lifeline on 131114