About Us - Pastoral Care

YouthCARE Chaplains care for the social, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing of students, families and staff in public school communities throughout Western Australia. This support helps students achieve their potential, both academically and in their social and family lives.

Chaplains are qualified in pastoral care and youth work. They respect all people, no matter who they are, where they’re from, or what their personal belief system is. If asked to do so, chaplains will discuss spiritual matters with a person, in a way that best serves that person.

In-school and Support chaplaincy are the current models developed by YouthCARE.  This means schools that don’t receive chaplaincy funding are still supported and benefit from everything their programs have to offer.

River Valley Primary School has a Support Chaplain, Gaye Forsyth, who visits weekly on a Thursday.