Chaplain AllisonMy name is Allison Burgoyne and I’m very excited to be the new Chaplain at Roleystone Community College. I will be at the College every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I am also a Chaplain at East Beechboro Primary School and, until recently, 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 hope to keep in touch through the College newsletter and website, updating what I’m doing at Roleystone to help support your children and families.

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

A few things I’m currently working on are:

  • Starting the Mentor Program again
  • Running Seasons for Growth (a grief and loss program) for both primary and secondary students

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. If I’m unable to take your call, please leave a message and I’ll call you back as soon as possible.

Breakfast Club is Back

By popular demand the Breakfast Club will be available every Wednesday and Friday morning from 8:00 am to 8:30 am in the Home Economics Room.
This year it will be run by our new college Chaplain, Mrs Allison Burgoyne, with the assistance of Mrs Deb Ducrow.
If anyone would like to volunteer to help with this program please contact Mrs Burgoyne at the College or call 9391 6222.