Chaplains are considered a part of the school and are required to work together with the relevant student guidance teams to support the wellbeing of students. Individuals belonging to national chaplaincy programs are tasked with protecting the emotional wellbeing of children and meeting other psychosocial needs.
They support students through grief and loss, all kinds of bullying, natural disasters and other traumatic incidents through their PCIR service, where they provide mentoring and guidance. In this process, they develop relationships with the students and also refer them for specialised care, when it is needed. This is done under the supervision of the principal.
They attend parent body meetings and inform parents about the work they are doing with the students and what support is available to both parents and their children.
They also build relationships between the school and the wider community with the support and approval of school officials.