Chaplaincy Program (School Counselling Service)

Montpellier is privileged to have the services of a School Chaplain, Mr Jason Brown. Jason is a qualified child and adolescents counsellor, as well as a former primary teacher. The chaplain’s role includes providing pastoral care to all people in the school community. This is done through developing a relationship of trust, confidence and competency and may involve counselling and referral services. Throughout your child’s time at Montpellier, your child may experience anxiety, depression, emotional instability, family changes, faith/spirituality questions, grief and loss, self esteem, social skills and school/study concerns. These issues may be discussed confidentially with Jason, and sometimes within a small group.

Families seeking the assistance of the Chaplain can make contact with their child’s classroom teacher, Mrs Browne, the school office or Jason directly to obtain the necessary permission/referral forms. Pastoral care for parents is also available with Jason via appointment with the office, or speaking directly with him. We would like to encourage new parents to make themselves known to Jason. He works here 3 days a fortnight.

If you have a family emergency, please feel free to contact him, even if it is outside school hours. Jason Brown 0403 070 246