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​​The National School Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP) began in 2015 replacing the previous program called the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.  The NSCP agreement is in place until 2018.
As the Summerdale Primary School Chaplain, I work two days a week at school, that is Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I have three children and have lived in Tasmania since 2009 prior to moving from Melbourne. I love this state, it has so much potential and offers a great lifestyle.

The chaplaincy role is tremendously varied.  It is the less specialized side of student support. It includes things like friendship issues, second hand uniform coordination and low level emotional support.  For those requiring more professional services the school also has a Social Worker, Psychologist and and Speech Pathologist.
I run some small group programs like Rainbows which is for those students that have recently experienced a loss or death in their family. Happy Bags is another group that is designed for a group of girls to encourage them to find happiness within themselves rather than from external sources. When I am not running a program I am supporting the other programs in school. Schools are busy and exciting places for many students but some find the noise, friendships or even the intensity, challenging. I spend my days with children that gain comfort from an adult coming along side to be a friend. Thank you for taking the time to read this and feel free to contact me if you would like any further information.
If you would like more information about chaplaincy I would be happy to hear from you at or please leave a message at the school office, phone 6344 5333.

Sara Roe 
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