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 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.
Shaun 027 3349693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen 027 4720920 or email email@example.com
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. The service runs every wednesday during school terms, 10am- 12pm at 27 Williamson Street, Cambridge.
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.