I have been a primary school Chaplain for nearly four years now and I love it. I really do.
My days are never the same which I love.
Before I was a Chaplain I worked in child care for 14 years in all different areas. I worked in child care, before & after school, running a crèche and holiday progams. I really enjoyed it and all the children that I cared for. I felt after 14 years that I really needed a change and so I left.
It is scary to leave a job that you have had for a while but I am so amazed at what has happened since I have said yes to Chaplaincy.
My world has become wider and I have met the most amazing people. I have had so many new experiences and opportunities.
I love caring and helping the school communities.
I am invested in the schools that I work at and I want to make a difference.
I have said yes too many things at my schools for example being in a dunking machine at a school fete. Oh my goodness what was I thinking. I thought yes I have climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge yes I can go in the dunking machine.
I have to admit I was so scared, but I did it and followed through.
I have dressed up as a fairy, as Angelina Ballerina, a cowgirl. I have been a MC for a bush dance fundraiser.
I have been asked to teach line dancing at the school western disco.
I have gone to my work in Pyjamas for a Pyjama fundraiser breakfast.
I have been a frog in a tutu with lines in an assembly.
I have and teach Zumba Kids® after school which I love.
I have handed out tissues and sat and listened to students who have needed someone to just talk too.
I have let students know that they are important.
I have learnt so much from the staff at the schools that I work in. I love how passionate they are about caring for their students.
This week I was able to attend a camp for one of the schools that I work at, this year I stayed overnight and yes I loved it.
Committed to making a difference.
Will share more soon