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SU QLD chaplains, or ‘chappies’, provide spiritual and emotional support to school communities. They are in the prevention and support business: helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from family breakdown and loneliness, to drug abuse, depression and anxiety. They provide a listening ear and a caring presence for kids in crisis, and those who just need a friend. They also provide support for staff and parents in school communities.
Over 67% of Queensland State Schools have a Chappy.
That leaves around 400 state schools without a chappy!
SU QLD has placed chappies in 63% of all Queensland state primary schools and in 88% of all Queensland state high schools.
Right now, our chappies are serving over 400,000 Queensland students.
The federally funded National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare program has been a great help, but not all school chaplains receive government funding… and it is important to note that the NSCSWP program is only meant to be a contribution towards the costs of a chaplaincy service.
To ensure local chaplaincy services remain sustainable, local community support is vital. SU QLD supports the initiative by appointing, training and equipping school chaplains.
You can help..! Click Here to Donate – https://www.suqld.org.au/donate
You can also contact the regional manager for Brisbane, Jeff Howard – firstname.lastname@example.org
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