Personal stories

In the words of students

A Letter of Thanks

In one of our classes, we were asked to send a message to a teacher who had an impact on us throughout our schooling life and I have chosen you.

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Never alone

“[The bullying] affected me a lot. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough and had a huge impact on my life.

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Keep trying and move forward

“I remember the first day of school sitting under the lunch area alone with my earphones. I didn’t want to talk to anybody.

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Never breaking trust

“When I was going to school and things were falling apart, I could just talk to [my chaplain].

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In the words of parents

Chaplaincy - Good for the Whole Family

I moved my two children from a school where they were very reluctant to go to school to this current school which has a chaplain.

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A sense of belonging

“When my girls first arrived at school, they were practicing Muslims and their accents were a bit different.

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In the words of Principals

One big family

“I see students and families who experience anxiety, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and with mental health and wellbeing concerns.

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A listening ear

“We have many families who have come from a refugee background and have experienced trauma.

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