Cambridge Primary School

Quality - Tradition – Innovation

Chaplaincy Services

We take great pride in introducing our Salvation Army sponsored CPS Chaplains Karen and Shaun Baker. Both are passionate about helping families thrive not just survive.

         

Salvation Army Services: The Salvation Army has been a social service provider in New Zealand for over 100 years. Please note, although Shaun and Karen are Church Ministers within The Salvation Army, Chaplaincy itself is 'support that is carried out without discrimination. It is about helping people find their own way in life, not about helping them follow ours.

 Availability: Karen and/or Shaun will be on site at Cambridge Primary School,  available for sit down chats Monday and Fridays 2-3pm. They will also be on the school  grounds at pick up time, most afternoons and invite you to tap them on the shoulder and say hi. They also welcome you to connect with them via the contact avenues below. 

Contact details:

Shaun 027 3349693 or email Shaun_Baker@nzf.salvationarmy.org  

Karen 027 4720920 or email karen_baker@nzf.salvationarmy.org

Chaplaincy Services available: Through Karen and Shaun, CPS Chaplaincy services can offer support to staff/families in the following ways:
 
A Friendly Chat: The service, tapped into most often, is simply a friendly, listening ear! We are happy to push pause on life and just come alongside those who might just want to offload or talk through circumstances. Most often, we know which way we want to head, but just need to talk it through. Other times, you may not be sure of your options. We are able to link you into a variety of services within our organisation from foodbank/financial services through to information on our drug & alcohol/gambling rehabilitation services. We are also able to attend Family Group Conferences/Strengthening Families meetings (by invitation only) in support of parents or the school, provided the parents are in agreement to us attending

Positive Lifestyle Programme (PLP): An 8wk, one-on-one programme for adults to move through with their Chaplain. It covers a variety of topics including anger, depression, stress, grief and self-esteem.

Advocacy: For those needing support for life situations or meetings. 

Food Bank: For those families struggling to make ends meet, we can arrange a time to meet and get food support. This can help with  unexpected bill/financial expenses. We can work with you in the short or long term as you work their way through financial difficulty. We can also tap into other services within our agency and other social agencies to help with things like uniform, stationery and BYOD devices.  

Toolbox Parenting Courses: We are able to host and facilitate a number of parenting courses. These courses include weekly 2hr sessions (held over 6wks.) We can run courses for preschool, primary and intermediate aged parenting. Toolbox courses are part of the Parenting Place organisation - click here to view their website.

Playgroup: For families with preschool aged children (starting in the second half of Term 3, 2018). 

'Space for you and your baby': A 20wk programme for first time parents. The programme goes through the major milestones of the first year of a baby's life and provides great support for parents as they navigate the first year of parenting. 

We do not offer every service but we can help you find the support you need. 

To view our national church website, click here.

To help you gain  more clarity around Chaplaincy, here you will find a short youtube clip on the role of the Chaplain at Kelston Boys High, NZ. 

Here you will find a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding, between Cambridge Primary School and The Salvation Army regarding Chaplaincy at CPS.