As school chaplain at Carinity Education Southside, Sonia Davies offers non-judgmental support to students who may be experiencing a difficult time in their young lives.
“My role is very varied and unique to each student or staff member I am with. I can be in a staff prayer group, playing games or doing art with the students to supporting them emotionally, physically and spiritually,” Sonia said.
“I have always connected well with teens and when I was changing my career after studying in ministry, I felt like God had called me to work with teen girls.
“I am blessed to work with these incredible students and staff who inspire me every day.”
Students at Carinity Education schools feel supported and confident knowing they can have confidential interactions with chaplains.
Skylah is one of the Carinity Education Southside students to have benefited from the support of her school chaplain.
“Sonia is supportive emotionally and physically with a lot of things. She will always listen and treat you as equal. Sonia has never judged me and has guided me many times,” Skylah said.
“By knowing she is there my anxiety eases a little bit. I know if I need her help she will be there. I love that Sonia is our chaplain.”
Limited Federal Government funding for chaplaincy in schools like Carinity’s means our students would not have the same access to chaplains if not for the generosity of our donors.
Your kind contribution to the Carinity Chaplains Appeal will help ensure chaplains like Jade continue their vital work.
Donate to the Carinity Chaplains Appeal online or by phoning (07) 3550 3737.