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School Chaplain

​Look for the Where's Wally socks on a Monday. You'll find Chappy Vince wearing them.

Our School Chaplain


Vince Wharton is our School Chaplain.

What do School Chaplains do?

The role of our School Chaplain is to provide social, emotional and spiritual support to students, parents and staff, taking into account the specific needs of Kelso State School.

School Chaplains provide support with daily issues that affect the school community and communicate with a diverse group of people.

Our School Chaplain works within a Christian framework and role models positive values, whilst communicating in an open dialogue.
Chaplains respond to questions and may, in good faith, express views and articulate values consistent with their own beliefs, however Chaplains must not take advantage of their position to proselytise, evangelise, advocate for or denigrate a particular view or faith.

Our Chaplain operates as a part of our student support team including the school’s guidance officer, special education support as well as other support staff, working together with this team to provide holistic care for the school community.
Our School Chaplain performs the following tasks to various extents.
1. Social and emotional support.
2. Spiritual support.
3. Mentoring.
4. Educational Support.