National Schools Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program provides funding to schools to access the services of a school chaplain or student welfare worker.
Schools funded under the program can choose the services of a school chaplain to provide pastoral care services or select the services of a non-faith based or secular, student welfare worker.
This program aims to help school communities support the spiritual, social and emotional wellbeing of their students by giving the student a holistic approach to everyday life.
A range of services are provided by school chaplains and student welfare workers include:
- support and guidance about ethics, values, relationships and spirituality
- provision of pastoral care
- engagement with the broader community.
The program is an integral part of Wyong High School and continues to focus on seeing students reach their goals and maximise their potential.