Helensvale SHS chaplaincy service
is provided by the community of Christian churches in the Helensvale and
surrounding suburbs, in conjunction with Scripture
Union Queensland, with funding from the National Schools Chaplaincy Program
administered by the federal Department of Education and Training. The
Chaplaincy Service is endorsed by the Helensvale High School Parents and
Citizens Association, with the full support of the school. The chaplaincy
service seeks to provide care and support to all students, staff and their
families regardless of race, religion or values. All matters raised are treated
in complete confidence without judgement. Our school chaplains work in
conjunction with our Student Support Services staff to support our students and
What care is available?
to face at school
What else does a school chaplain do?
Attend excursions, camps and
Runs lunchtime programs
Provides a link between the
school, community and churches
Promotes prayer for the
school and in school among staff and students
Runs support programs to
support students with particular needs
What can I talk to the Chaplain about?
Struggles come in all shapes and sizes
and our Chaplain is happy to talk with you about any issues of concern, for
Is the service confidential?
Yes, when you speak to the Chaplain
almost everything is confidential. There are some issues which come under
mandatory reporting and the Chaplain must pass that information on. For example
– cases of harm, abuse or neglect. If you’re uncertain please feel free to
discuss this further with the Chaplain.
Introducing the school chaplain...
Mr Long (Lom) Bradley has been school
chaplain at Helensvale SHS since the beginning of 2000. Long has also been
School Chaplain at Helensvale Primary school since 2007. He lives in Helensvale
and attends CrossLife, a Baptist Church in Helensvale. Long has been working
with children and young people since 1983. He enjoys spending time with his
son, playing the drums and guitar, photography, chess and budgie breeding. Long
also serves the community as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified).