Partially funded by the State Government under the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), Chaplains work alongside other caring professionals within the school. School chaplaincy is about pastoral care, not religious education. Religious Education is provided by Church Ministers and volunteers from local churches.
Chaplains provide for students' emotional needs through pastoral care – helping students struggling with a wide range of issues, including: family problems, confusing relationships, friendship issues, peer pressure, self-esteem issues, bullying, stress and anxiety. Chaplains provide general personal (and when desired, spiritual advice), comfort and support to all students and staff, regardless of their religious affiliation or religious beliefs.
Glen Petersen is our Chaplain and he works at Mansfield State High, Monday through Thursday. Glen is a former student and School Captain of Mansfield State High and he graduated in 1999. He is passionate about seeing students become resilient and confident people. Parents are welcome to contact Glen to discuss the welfare of their student.
Support the Chaplaincy service
If you would like to support the Chaplaincy service financially, please complete the chaplaincy donation form (PDF, 94KB) and return it with your donation to the upper office. Alternatively, you can donate directly to Mansfield State High School chaplaincy through the and return it with your donation to the upper office. Alternatively, you can donate directly to Mansfield State High School chaplaincy through the Scripture Union website.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible.