Chaplain AllisonMy name is Allison Burgoyne and I’m very excited to be the new Chaplain at Roleystone Community College. I am at the College every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

I am also a Chaplain at East Beechboro Primary School and, until recently, Pickering Brook Primary School. I live in Wattle Grove and have been a Chaplain for over 3 years.

I am married with four children ranging in ages from 12 to 25 years (girl, boy, boy, girl).

I have a love of all things Disney, which you will notice in my office, in articles and even some of what I wear – and I make no apologies.

I hope to keep in touch through the College newsletter and website, updating what I’m doing at Roleystone to help support your children and families.

I can be contacted at the College on 9391 6222. If I’m unable to take your call, please leave a message and I’ll call you back as soon as possible.

Chaplain’s Chat 

Term 4


Breaky Club News.

RCC Breaky Club is open every Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am to 8:30am.

Return, Reuse, Recycle
The P & C has purchased 200 reusable cups for Breakfast Club to help reduce our environmental impact. If a cup makes its way home, please encourage your kids to bring it back asap. There will also be baskets in each block to return used cups to. Kids can also bring their own reusable cups and receive a house point.

reuse cups Thank you P & C – That’s Awesome!

Our Winter Menu includes:
• Spaghetti Toasties
• Porridge
• Yoghurt
• Tinned Fruit
• Weet Bix
• Hot Chocolate

Since the relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions our Breaky Club has gone from strength to strength, with lots and lots of children now enjoying a hearty breakfast each week.

Students are regularly joined by a gaggle of helpers and everyone enjoys the yummy delights on offer.
The Breaky Club each Wednesday and Friday morning caters not only for children who may not normally have breakfast, but also for students who want a safe and supportive place to go, to be able to make friends, feel supported and build relationships with staff and students they may not normally see.
It’s a wonderful initiative at RCC.

For more information or to volunteer to help, please contact Mrs Burgoyne at the College on 9391 6222.

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Seasons for Growth
We are now in the season of “Spring” where the students will have the opportunity to:
• Identify ways of attending to their reactions following change and loss
• Explore helpful strategies to care for difficult feelings
• Discuss the issue of big feelings and ways to care for these, including forgiveness
• Share important family memories
• Explore how memories can bring hope
• Recognise that remembering good times can provide strength in difficult times.

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Seasons for Growth (a grief and loss program) commenced in Week 8 of Term 2. (Thursday, 18 June).
A Fact Sheet is attached for your information regarding what the program is about.

pdfSeasons for Growth Fact Sheet.pdf

Check out this Parenting Ideas Webinar; 21 days to a happier family.
Everyone wants their family to be happy, but so many things get in the way. This webinar equips parents with a fresh way of proactively developing the habits that will strengthen their family. It combines cutting-edge insights from the positive psychology arena with classic psychological research underpinning relationships, parenting and personal choices.

This is the link.

pdfChaplains_returning to school.pdf

What a Chaplain Does

If you don’t know what a Chaplain does you are not alone. I didn’t know what the role required until I became one either!

Firstly, I would like to give you all some reassurances, and one very important one, which seems to be the biggest concern and misconception – is that it IS NOT my intention to convert you or your children to Christianity. I respect all people, no matter who they are, where they are from, or what their personal belief system is.

My role as Chaplain is to care for the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of your children, your families and the staff at Roleystone Community College.

I always say “my heart is for the kids’/parents’/staff’s hearts – that’s my job.”

My aim as Chaplain for Roleystone Community College is to:

  • provide pastoral care for staff, students and families (parents/carers)
  • be a role model for students
  • be a listening ear/confidant
  • be a caring presence
  • play an active role assisting and supporting school events
  • be a link between your college, the local community, support agencies and organisations

I’m available to meet anytime during school hours on a Wednesday to Friday. If you are unable to attend the college I’m happy to chat over the phone and can be contacted on 9391 6222.