My Life as a Primary School Chaplain

My Life as a Primary School Chaplain


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