The Australian Government is investing $247 million over four years (2019-2022) to renew the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP). The NSCP supports the wellbeing of students and school communities through the provision of pastoral care services and strategies delivered by chaplains. School chaplaincy workers are responsible for supporting the spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing of their students.
Participating schools are eligible to receive up to $20,280 in metropolitan or regional areas and $24,336 in remote or very remote areas. This funding will support approximately 3000 schools per year to access the services of a qualified chaplain.
Good Shepherd Catholic School is currently part of the NSCP and the school community benefits from its funding.