At Kenmore, our school chaplain is a friend or a safe person for students to connect with. She provides a listening ear, a caring presence and a helping hand for children in their daily lives.
Chaplaincy aims to contribute to the students’ overall welfare and social and emotional wellbeing by providing student mentoring, by helping children to feel special and valued as individuals, and by fostering a supportive school community. This is done through a network of positive relationships and partnerships with the wider community.
Our chaplain works closely with other members of the school’s support team.
Chaplains are present in schools at the invitation of the Principal, in consultation with the local community and with the support of the P&C. The chaplaincy service is available to everyone in the school community.
Meet our chaplain
Hello, my name is Fiona Foley. For the past eight years, I have worked in the State School system and have found it particularly rewarding working alongside students requiring extra support.
My role here at Kenmore State School involves:
My working days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you would like to contact me please feel free to phone the school office on (07) 3327 2444.
Will my child be involved?
The chaplaincy program is entirely voluntary and students choose whether or not they want to be part of the activities that are offered. Parents will be consulted if their child wishes to be involved in on going one-to-one meetings with the chaplain or in any program or group involving spiritual, religious or ethical content. Parents have the right to refuse permission for their child to be involved in any Chaplaincy activity or event.
Scripture Union Queensland is the employing authority for chaplaincy and has detailed information relating to chaplaincy services and policies on it's website. The website is user friendly and is geared towards answering questions.