Chaplaincy Program

The chaplain’s primary role is to cultivate the personal and social well being of the students, their families and staff in need of social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual support.

The chaplain works as part of the Student Services Team providing pastoral care and support for students helping to deal with issues including health, social and values education, behaviour management and emotional support.

They work with the Student Services Team by:

  • Building relationships with students, families and staff
  • Being a mentor and positive role model
  • Offering pastoral care support
  • Providing a link between schools and local communities
  • Running the Breakfast Club and Bush Ranger Cadets

Accessing the chaplain is completely voluntary and students do not have to use or access this service. If a student does want to meet with the chaplain they need to fill in a consent form which must be signed by their classroom teacher giving permission to leave class.

The chaplain program is funded through a combination of sources and is managed overall by Youth Care. Youth Care is the major service provider of Chaplaincy in WA and has provided chaplains to public schools for almost 30 years.

Donation from the Shire of Capel, Cristal, Youth Care, the school and parents have helped to fund 3 days of the chaplain position with the other 2 days being funded by the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.

This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Work place Relations under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.

Our school chaplain is Doug McDowell and he can be contacted through the school by phone on 9795 2000.

The school will run a survey of staff, students and parents about the Chaplaincy Program throughout the year.

Any feedback about the Chaplaincy Program can be forwarded to the school addressed to the Principal Dalyellup College 1 Wake Drive Dalyellup WA 6230.