Chaplaincy Week

Churches Supporting Schools

Schools are focused on helping students reach their full potential and churches can actively assist by contributing to the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral, and emotional development of each individual child. Together we can encourage students to find meaning and purpose in their lives, ultimately enhancing the whole community. This is why SU’s Chaplaincy Week theme is: Churches Supporting Schools.

SU chaplains are working in 83 schools across the state and are making a positive difference in each of those communities.  Can you do something to celebrate and support your local school during chaplaincy week?

We’d love you to respond in your own local way, so here are some ideas to get you thinking…

  • Encourage your chaplain(s). Write a letter or send a card.
  • Host a morning tea for school staff, or a sausage sizzle for the whole school.
  • Invite the chaplain to your church service to share some stories – Chaplaincy Week includes two Sundays so there are plenty of opportunities – or have them speak at another, more suitable time.
  • Encourage contributions to the SU Chaplaincy Week Art Competition.
  • Give a donation to help pay for more chaplaincy at your local school – and don’t forget to let the school know – it will be a huge encouragement to them.
  • Talk to the chaplain or school principal about other ways you could serve the school – mentoring? breakfast club support?  What do they need?  (We know you could do this any time but let SU Chaplaincy Week be a catalyst to do what you have been thinking of doing.)

Please let the office or your Regional Coordinator know what you are planning – and if SU can help you to make it happen we would be delighted to support you as you serve your local school.

PS. If these dates don’t work for you, please feel free to organise your event whenever you like!

Regional Coordinators:

South: Jon Lim
North: Stephanie Sebastian
North West: James Todd

Let’s support our schools and chaplains.





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