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School chaplains support young people in one of today's most high pressure environments:  the schoolyard. SU QLD chaplains provide a safe, positive influence for our children.

School Chaplaincy

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 children and young people 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.

School communities need the support school chaplains offer, now more than ever.

You can help! 

The federally funded National School Chaplaincy Program has been a great help, but not all school chaplains receive government funding… and it is important to note that the NSCP 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.

Your support can help keep chappies in schools... and continue to bring hope to a young generation.

Federal funding - Acknowledgment and Disclaimer

Some of our chaplaincy services are provided under the National School Chaplaincy Program and have been partially funded by the Australian Government Department of Education.The views expressed on our website do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education.

Become a chaplain

If you would like to find out how you can bring hope to a young generation, please click here.

2017 School Chaplaincy Snapshot


SU QLD's School Chaplaincy Snapshot — 2015 Report



School Chaplaincy Brochure

You can download our brochure today to find out what School Chaplaincy is and why it is such an effective resource in Queensland schools.

MyChappy Portal

If you're a School Chaplain you can find the MyChappy portal here:

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