The Department of Education has released the details of their new Student Wellbeing Support Program.
“The Student Wellbeing Support Program 2018 – 2020 is a 3-year program to support schools, working in partnership with their local community, with additional funding for a student wellbeing support officer to support school wellbeing approaches.
The NSW Department of Education will provide funding to successful schools of up to $7,000 to engage a student wellbeing support officer. Schools must contribute $7,000 and source $7,000 from the community.
Schools have the option to engage a chaplain or youth worker to fill the role of student wellbeing support officer based on what best meets the needs of their students.”
For more information please see the Department of Education – Wellbeing Support page
Generate is able to offer up to 50 schools, new to Chaplaincy, a community funding grant of $7000 for 2018.
While the key tasks of a student wellbeing support officer will vary depending on the needs of individual school communities, they could include:
Generate has over 10 years’ experience and is currently supporting over 220 schools across NSW to provide a professional chaplaincy program.
The chaplaincy program helps in providing holistic care for the wellbeing of students, staff and parent communities.
The chaplaincy program has become a key aspect for supporting students for those schools involved.
Kim Fawcett, Principal, Matthew Pearce Public School