Lockwood South Primary School is fortunate to have a school Chaplain as a part of our wellbeing team. Megan Haddon our school Chaplain is funded through the Australian Governments National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program and supported by the Bendigo Chaplaincy Committee.
Chaplaincy is a unique service that is of great value to our students, staff and parents, offering care, building the social skills of students, and encouraging responsible behaviour amongst our young people. Megan works as an integral part of our staff team; together we offer individual support, small group work and plan and implement wellbeing programs across the curriculum. Megan also participates in a broad range of school coordinated activities such as school excursions, camps, sporting events and Assemblies. Student engagement in the Chaplaincy Program is of a voluntary nature. Megan takes Friends Forever with our Grade 3s to 5, is responsible for the Kitchen Garden and related cooking classes and oversees our Playgroup; Mini Musos.
Each year our School Council seeks feedback from our school community in order to enable us to review and confirm support for the Program. We also maintain a risk management plan which is reviewed annually. School procedures are followed for parents and students to seek referral, manage complaints and to opt out of the Program.