My name is Darren, and I am the new School Chaplain in 2020 at Butler Primary School. I will be in the school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

I am employed by YouthCARE and working in alignment with the core values which underpin the organisation: Respect, Compassion and Service.

YouthCARE believes school communities matter, and by focusing on the wellbeing of students, parents and school staff, we’re making a real difference to educational outcomes.

As the School Chaplain I:

  • provide pastoral care to the staff, students and families in our school community
  • provide one-on-one pastoral support for students
  • link our school with local communities, support agencies and organisations
  • play an active role in assisting and supporting school events
  • facilitate pastoral support programs and resources e.g. “Seasons for Growth”, “BRAVE Program”, “Shine”, EdConnect mentors/volunteers
  • support, mentor, encourage and empower the school community

Working alongside the members of our school community and supporting our staff, students and families is both an honour and a privilege.