What Chaplains do
A school chaplain is a safe person for children to connect with at school, providing a listening ear and caring presence. A chaplain's role is to care for students struggling with a wide range of issues. These issues may include family problems, friendship issues, confusing relationships, peer pressure, self-esteem issues, bullying, and depression.
Chaplains run positive, fun activities for children, both in and out of school, and foster a supportive, caring school community. This includes support for at-risk students, support for staff and families from the wider school community, and spiritual support and direction for the school community
Hello, my name is Anneli Coetzee and I am the Chaplain at NVSS. I love working with kids of all different age groups, cultural backgrounds and personality types. I am also a mother and a wife who understands the challenges of relationships and parenting. I have been a professional counsellor for several years and I am passionate about journeying alongside others going through challenges and providing assistance where I may be able to. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the NVSS community and I am looking forward to getting to know each child and their families.
Ways I may be able to assist children and families
- Group work
- One on one support for students
- Social, emotional and spiritual support for both students and their families
- Assisting in the development of NVSS care programs e.g. tier support and anti-bullying strategies, etc.
- Assisting students to build positive, supportive relationships for, with, and among students.
- Connecting families to appropriate services and resources
- Provide families with recommendations to community resources and appropriate referrals
- Offering support to children and families requiring assistance with food or uniforms
How to get in touch with me
Please feel free to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org.