The Chaplain’s role has a unique element of spirituality, however that is understood by the individual. The role of Chaplain offers support for those who don’t need formal mental health or social services. They may however benefit from emotional, social, financial or psychological help while experiencing distress or are attempting to cope with new, often overwhelming experiences.
The College Chaplain, Barb Davis, has been with the College for over 15 years. Barb works within the Wellbeing team, and has a role that involves providing pastoral care and support to the school, community, staff, students and families. Support and guidance may be given around values, relationships, spirituality, social issues, mental health and grief and loss. Barb has a large presence within the Gisborne community, working three days per week at the College and the remaining two days within the community at services such as Foodbank. The support groups that were established to support Gisborne Secondary families have been extended to include families from the broader Gisborne and Macedon Ranges community. Our Chaplain is able to provide resources in times of crisis for families, students and staff, and is able to conduct home and hospital visits.
If you’d like to get in contact with her, please email Barb.Davis@education.vic.gov.au