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About School Chaplaincy
School chaplains are employed by Scripture Union Queensland to provide spiritual and emotional support to school communities. They are in the prevention and support business: helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from family breakdown and loneliness to drug abuse, depression and anxiety. They provide a listening ear and a caring presence for kids in crisis and those who just need a friend. They also provide support for staff and parents in school communities.

About Our Chappy

The chaplain at Mareeba State School is Tim Gunton.  Tim's role is primarily to provide support for students, staff and parents in the school community.
Tim's room is located on the ground level of F block.  His role includes working with other school staff to:
-          Provide social and emotional support
-          Build community relationships
-          Implement mentoring programs
-          Act as a positive role model
-          Participate in school curricula and extra-curricula activities
-          Look out for those in need
Our Chappy enjoys being approachable to all students, staff and members of the school community. He loves to meet new students and is there to lend a helping hand when a spare uniform, shoes or school books are urgently needed.
Chaplain Tim's role also includes providing information and support for students who may have questions around spirituality or ethics. He has strong links with our community churches and youth groups and can help mobilise communuity support for students' needs. 
While SU Queensland chaplains are from a Christian faith background, they respect those who hold other beliefs and world views. Our chaplain is supported by the Local Chaplaincy Committee.
In May each year our school celebrates Chappy Week with special activities during the week.
Our chappy regularly posts news, coming events, photos or competitions in the school newsletters. 
To find out more about the chaplaincy program, please contact our chaplain, Tim Gunton during school hours.  For more information on Scripture Union Queensland, please use the link above.