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Chaplaincy

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Young people today face many challenges and hurdles as they grow through adolescence to become our next generation of leaders, decision makers, role models and parents. The school offers an excellent School Chaplaincy service provided by Scripture Union Queensland, supported by local churches and the Parents and Citizens’ Association, that aims to provide ongoing support to students in social, emotional and spiritual areas of life.

his service takes a holistic approach to the support and care of the school community. As such, the Chaplain aims to engage local churches, community members and organisations in encouraging a sense of wellbeing and community within the school. Students are encouraged to access the general support of the Chaplaincy service through Student Services, regardless of their faith background. The Local Chaplaincy Committee receives a contribution from the Federal Government. If you would like to donate directly to chaplaincy at Indooroopilly State High School, the following link has been provided that is regulated by SU QLD.

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Hi everyone, my name is Michael or, as the students refer to me, Chappy Mike. A little bit more about myself is that I love to play guitar, have jam sessions and I also love sports, my favourites being basketball and tennis.

My philosophy around schools is that they should be a safe place for all students, a place where their potential can be explored and also encouraged. A place where growth can occur and their skills, talents and gifts can be developed.
My role here at Indooroopilly State High School is to take care of the emotional, social, and spiritual support of all students through interacting with them through conversations, games and sports and through social and emotional programs that support their overall wellbeing.

Any discussion with a student in a spiritual context must first have written permission from a parent or caregiver.

The programs in which I have been trained include Drumbeat, RAGE and the Tree of Life. The Drumbeat program is a resilience-based program utilising rhythm and music to help students gain valuable social skills for the future. The RAGE program teaches students to regulate and handle their emotions in social situations. The Tree of Life program is a short program that looks at our own family histories, assisting students to understand their identity. I also run lunchtime sport programs and games, and work with the school and the wider community to support students and their wellbeing. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me here at the school.

Michael Huggins
Chaplain
Phone: 3327 8333


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Last reviewed 31 May 2020
Last updated 31 May 2020