PASS operates a chaplaincy service through the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP).
The NSCSWP is a voluntary program that assists school communities to support the spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing of their students. This can include support and guidance about ethics, values, relationships and spirituality; the provision of pastoral care; and enhancing engagement with the broader community. Note: religious instruction is not part of this service.
Chaplaincy services complement the work of Wellbeing Leaders and other services offered at the school and may include:
- assisting wellbeing staff in the delivery of student welfare 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 to explore their spirituality and providing guidance about spirituality, values and ethical matters or referring students to, or sourcing appropriate services, to meet these needs; and facilitating access to support agencies in the community, where applicable.