I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and outline my role as School Chaplain at Scarborough Primary School. My name is Nikki Harvey, I am a Scarborough local and I am a former teacher and mum of three. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of the wonderful Scarborough PS students and I look forward to getting to know everyone better over the coming weeks and months.
As the School Chaplain, I am part of the Student Services Team and my role is to provide pastoral care and support to the students, staff and parents/carers, to help with the well-being of the whole school community. My office provides a safe and confidential place for the students to talk about any worries or issues they may have. These may be friendship issues, anxiety relating to COVID-19, issues relating to grief and loss, family separation or anything else. By using games and fun strategies, I also try to help the students with social and emotional skills such as resilience and emotional regulation. I work with the students one-on-one, in small groups and in the classroom.
I am at the school every Wednesday and Friday. Please feel free to contact me for a chat via the main school phone number. Students can request to see me by writing their name in an appointment file in the front office or be referred via their classroom teacher.