Chappy Week — 14-21 May
Chappy Week is an annual event run by SU QLD to raise awareness of the value of school chaplains... and to raise funds to support school chaplains. Schools and communities get on board, hosting special events and taking to the streets for their 'chappy'. The 2016 Chappy Week was a huge success, and in 2017 it's set to get even bigger!
SU QLD is officially endorsed by Education Queensland as an accredited employing authority for school chaplains.
Here are some events being run in schools across Queensland in and around Chappy Week each year:
- Breakfast Launches
- Day of Honour
- Chappy Challenges
- Ks 4 Kids Walkathon
- Chappy Breakfasts & Fundraising Dinners
- Chappy Week at McDonald’s
- Chappy-cinos at The Coffee Club
Get in touch with your local chaplain for more details!
Who are chappies?
SU QLD Chaplains provide spiritual, emotional and practical 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, stress and anxiety. They provide a listening ear and a caring presence for kids in crisis, and those who just need a friend. They are also on-hand to provide support for staff and parents in school communities.