Supporting young people of Wodonga
Chaplaincy is an integral part of caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of students, parents and teachers in the school community. Chaplaincy is the church working in schools teaching and modelling Christian values and beliefs. Chaplaincy also promotes pastoral care and wellbeing within school communities.
In our modern society a wide range of pressures bombard us all. While in their formative years young people need all the support they can get and this is one of the primary functions of the chaplain.
Our chaplain supports the school community in these ways.
- Confidential counselling with students, families and staff
- Referrals to other key agencies for support and help
- Mediation, crisis and trauma debriefing
- Personal development programs
- Assistance for students to explore and develop personal and spiritual values
- The chaplaincy is available to support students, parents, teachers and families
Darren Miles – Your Chaplain
Darren Miles started working as the chaplain with Wodonga High School in January 2004. He has been working with young people for the last 15 years in a variety of roles both in Australia and Canada.
Chaplaincy provides an opportunity to support the school community and be a source of hope and encouragement. Chaplaincy links the school to the community and vice versa. It’s about making a meaningful difference and helping each individual reach their full potential – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Sponsorship and Support
You can add to the welfare of young people in Wodonga by donating your time and/or your finances
No amount is too small. You can pledge a regular amount each month, for example $5, $10, $20, $50. Donations are greatly appreciated. Opportunities exist to become an official sponsor of the chaplaincy program. Note: donation of two dollar or more and tax deductible.