Investigation Report on the Operation of the Chaplaincy Services within five Government Rural Schools of the Northern Territory

This investigation report is the result of an own motion investigation following multiple complaints to this office about the Living Waters Chaplaincy Service, about the respective chaplains, pastors and about the Department of Education and Training (DET). Five Northern Territory Government rural schools: Humpty Doo Primary School, Bees Creek Primary School, Berry Springs Primary School, Girraween Primary School and Taminmin High School, engaged the services of the Living Waters Chaplaincy Service through a Commonwealth funding arrangement. The funding arrangement was called the National Schools Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP) and commenced within the respective schools during late 2007 and early 2008.