Pastoral Care Worker
Hi. My name is Di Nankivell and I am the Pastoral Care Worker at Minlaton District School. I grew up in the Barossa Valley, moved to Stansbury about 30 years ago and have had a long and happy association with the Yorke Peninsula community.
I believe schools are a core component of a community; they are a place where relationships are formed and nurtured and a place where young people can become equipped for life; academically, socially and emotionally.
I have obtained a Diploma of Youth Work and have done many trainings relating to mental health, the well-being of young people and social and emotional skills. I am looking forward to providing support, care and encouragement to the whole school community and am passionate about working hard to promote the best possible outcomes for all children and families.
My hope is that all members of our school community will discover purpose, value and hope in their lives!
Please feel free to drop in and see me at school, email/phone me or message me via DayMap. You can also leave a message with staff or at the front office.
My regular days at school are:
Monday - Friday
Office: Middle School Building
Message box: Leave a message for me in the message box across from the Library desk
What is a CHAPLAINCY SERVICE?
A Chaplaincy Service is provided by a Pastoral Care Worker (PCW) in a school community on behalf of the local combined Christian community
to provide additional support as needed
Pastoral Care Workers
Provide pastoral care in a ‘first response’ capacity to critical incidents, refer to specialist support and to provide ongoing presence and follow-up
Work closely and in partnership with leadership and other wellbeing staff in schools to provide pastoral care and practical support to students, families and staff as requested
Are well positioned to work across the whole school to ‘build a sense of’ community, harmony and cohesion
Are trained and equipped to provide their school with a unique dimension of social, emotional and spiritual support in line with the DfE wellbeing framework
Your local school and your local church work together to provide your Pastoral Care Worker.