Centacare’s National School Chaplaincy Program is funded by the Department for Education and Child Development.

Management of the program is based at Centacare’s Murray Bridge and Elizabeth offices.

The National School Chaplaincy Program aims to support schools in promoting the well-being of students by providing a service that contributes to the maintenance or establishment of Pastoral Care Worker services in schools.

The National School Chaplaincy Program is designed to form part of the already existing well-being services provided within the school community.  This initiative does not seek to diminish or replace existing careers advice, counselling services or any other well-being services funded by state and territory governments, schools or sectors.

The program is designed to provide a tailored option, based on the requirements of the local school community and their decisions regarding the type of service to be delivered.

Support provided

  • Staff recruitment
  • Administration support
  • Staff training
  • Staff Supervision: both clinical and management
  • Information and guidance regards referrals and pathways to appropriate services.


Centacare Murray Bridge:  Manager, Lynne Thorpe 08 8215 6320.

The Centa, Elizabeth: Northern Family Support Programs, Manager, Jessica Hickey 08 8252 2311


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