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Does your chappy need help getting kids ready for school?

School chaplains always know which families need financial help to cover the basics of getting their children ready for a new school year- a uniform, shoes, stationery items, or electronic devices. It can be a really expensive time of year, especially off the back of Christmas. Online charity GIVIT can help through its Back to […]

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How chaplains can engage and support people of different faiths

Tim Fawssett, SU QLD’s Cross Cultural Coordinator who has extensive experience working in the inter-faith space, ran SU QLD’s intercultural training day late last year, teaching the participants how to approach and engage people from other faiths. “The day was all about equipping the chaplains and youth workers with the skills and confidence to know […]

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Friends unite for childrens’ wellbeing

The Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing Report found one in seven young Australians aged between 4 and 17 have a mental health condition.  That’s 560,000 Australian children and teens. These are the children and young people in our schools, and according to Kids Matter, only one in four get the […]

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SolarBuddy can be a shining light

Many young people go through their schooling without learning how to actively help people less fortunate than themselves, and don’t get to experience the joy this generosity would bring to them. However, students at many schools across Queensland are now getting that opportunity through the Buddy2Buddy program. The Buddy2Buddy program was developed to help kids […]

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Breakfast Clubs

How many times have you heard that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’? Well, while the jury is still out on whether this is just an urban myth or actual scientific fact, there are some pretty strong arguments for breakfast being an important meal in the day and an important daily habit […]

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Program in the Spotlight: ‘Becoming Men’

Caboolture State High School chaplain, Josh Woods, believes maturing boys need mentors. “Many students I work with don’t seem to have positive role models around them. And even for those who do, I don’t think you can have too many good mentors. One of the most effective ways people learn what life is like, is […]

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