National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program

Mr Tim Hicks, Student Welfare CoordinatorMr Tim Hicks, Student Welfare Coordinator

Mr Tim Hicks currently undertakes the role of the College's Student/Family Liason worker under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.  During 2013 he was heavily involved in a number of projects and activities undertaken by the College.

 

Mr Hicks' role includes but is not limited to:

  • working closely with, the College's Pastoral Care staff to plan for and deliver student resilience and wellbeing services.
  • providing students, their families and staff with support and or appropriate referrals, in difficult situations such as during times of grief or when students are facing personal or emotional challenges.
  • supporting students who express a desire to explore their spirituality. This may include providing guidance about spirituality, values and ethical matters and/or appropriate referral of questions of faith/spirituality

Participation in the program is voluntary. If you would like to arrange an appointment to meet with Mr Hicks, please contact him directly to receive the appropriate consent forms. General chaplain/student welfare worker interaction within the College does not require mandatory opt-in arrangements. General interaction includes chaplain/student welfare worker attendance at College coordinated events such as camps and assemblies, discussions with students who have approached the chaplain/student welfare worker directly during a moment of urgency or otherwise and general playground interaction.

 

Complaints regarding the program can be directed to the College Administrator.  Community consultation for the support of the program was undertaken via the College newsletter , P&F consultation and a focus group survey. This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.