Philip is a very important member of the school’s welfare team. He has built up a rapport with many students and parents and has shown a preparedness to listen and be non-judgmental. Specific programs that he has been involved in are the school’s breakfast program and year 6 to 7 transition.
The college believes that the Chaplain has an important role to play in assisting students to explore the moral values and ethics that are essential to personal growth and are necessary for the well-being of our society. He also helps students develop respect for the individual, because such respect is fundamental to the development of positive relationships within the school community.
The position of Chaplain at Beaufort Secondary College is primarily funded through a Commonwealth Government grant, although a Chaplaincy Auxiliary comprising school-based and community members is responsible for support and some fundraising.