School Chaplains

The Federal Govt has ruled that the School Chaplains program no longer required Chaplains and plans to make the changes in 2012. Instead a secular student welfare worker could also do the job. The program will be renamed the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program to reflect is broader scope, says School Education Minister Peter Garrett. He said he wanted to give schools greater choice. The Age Newspaper ran a poll where 88% of 1795 participants said they favoured the use of secular counsellors instead of chaplains. For more:


POSTED 21 Sep 2011
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