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Aspley State School Chaplain - Lindsay Kliendienst

​Meet our School Chaplain

Lindsay Kliendienst started as the Chaplain at Aspley State School in November 2012. Originally from New South Wales, where most of his family still live, Lindsay attends the Nexus Church and also volunteers there as a youth worker.

Lindsay will be working at Aspley every Tuesday and Wednesday and can be contacted through the school office.

What does a School Chaplain do?

A school Chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with at school and provides a listening ear, caring presence and a message of hope. Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive, caring school communities.

Working with other members of the schools support team, the Chaplain cares for students struggling with issues such as difficult relationships with other children or family members, poor self-esteem, family breakdown and depression.

The Chaplaincy service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs.

What will Chaplaincy look like at Aspley State School in 2013?

During 2013, Lindsay will assist with sport, attend school camps, assist in classrooms and run programmes for students that help with the development of social skills. Students may also request to see Lindsay on an individual basis for support in personal matters.

Will my child be involved?

Involvement with the Chaplain is entirely voluntary and students choose whether or not they want to be a part of the activities that are offered. Parents will be consulted if their child wishes to be involved in ongoing one-to-one meetings with the Chaplain or in any programme or group involving spiritual or ethical content. Parents have the right to refuse permission for their child to be involved in any Chaplaincy activity or event.