Chaplain’s Chat

Chaplain Allison

My name is Allison Burgoyne and I’ve been the Chaplain at RCC since 2019. I am at the College every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
I am also a Chaplain at East Beechboro Primary School and, also worked at Pickering Brook Primary School. I live in Wattle Grove and have been a Chaplain for over 3 years.
I am married with four children ranging in ages from 12 to 25 years (girl, boy, boy, girl).
I have a love of all things Disney, which you will notice in my office, in articles and even some of what I wear – and I make no apologies.
I keep in touch through the College newsletter and website, updating what I’m doing at RCC to help support your children and families.
I can be contacted at the College on 9391 6222. If I’m unable to take your call, please leave a message and I’ll call you back as soon as possible.


 pdfTerm 4 First Newsletter.pdf

Breaky Club News.

Breaky Club is open every Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am to 8:30am in Home Ec.

Our summer menu is:
• Spaghetti toasties
• Yoghurt
• Tinned fruit
• Orange juice
• Weet Bix
• The odd surprise

Everyone is welcome at Breaky Club, and best of all it’s FREE and fully catered for by Foodbank, Blue Sky Bread, the school and the occasional local orchard.

We cater not only for children who may not normally have breakfast, but also for students who want a safe and supportive place to go, to be able to make friends, and build relationships with staff and students they may not normally see.

It’s a wonderful initiative at RCC.

For more information or to volunteer to help, please contact Mrs Burgoyne at the College on 9391 6222.

Return, Reuse, Recycle
The P & C has purchased 200 reusable cups for Breakfast Club to help reduce our environmental impact. If a cup makes its way home, please encourage your kids to bring it back asap. There will also be baskets in each block to return used cups to. Kids can also bring their own reusable cups and receive a house point.

reuse cups Thank you P & C – That’s Awesome!


Seasons for Growth pic

Seasons for Growth (Grief & Loss) Program 
This is a program we run for primary school students who have suffered grief or loss through various situations such as divorce, separation, death of a loved one/pet etc. We will be running this later in the year and will put more information in future newsletters. If you would like to nominate your child for this program or learn more about it, please contact myself or your child’s teacher.

Seasons for growth pic 

The program commenced at RCC in 2020. 
A Fact Sheet is attached for your information regarding what the program is about.

pdfSeasons for Growth Fact Sheet.pdf

Check out this Parenting Ideas Webinar; 21 days to a happier family.
Everyone wants their family to be happy, but so many things get in the way. This webinar equips parents with a fresh way of proactively developing the habits that will strengthen their family. It combines cutting-edge insights from the positive psychology arena with classic psychological research underpinning relationships, parenting and personal choices.

This is the link.

pdfChaplains_returning to school.pdf

What a Chaplain Does

If you don’t know what a Chaplain does you are not alone. I didn’t know what the role required until I became one either!

Firstly, I would like to give you all some reassurances, and one very important one, which seems to be the biggest concern and misconception – is that it IS NOT my intention to convert you or your children to Christianity. I respect all people, no matter who they are, where they are from, or what their personal belief system is.

My role as Chaplain is to care for the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of your children, your families and the staff at Roleystone Community College.

I always say “my heart is for the kids’/parents’/staff’s hearts – that’s my job.”

My aim as Chaplain for Roleystone Community College is to:

  • provide pastoral care for staff, students and families (parents/carers)
  • be a role model for students
  • be a listening ear/confidant
  • be a caring presence
  • play an active role assisting and supporting school events
  • be a link between your college, the local community, support agencies and organisations

I’m available to meet anytime during school hours on a Wednesday to Friday. If you are unable to attend the college I’m happy to chat over the phone and can be contacted on 9391 6222.