By Christie MannThursday 11 May 2017
Chappy Week with 96five – supporting the work of trained chaplains in our Queensland schools.
Chappy Week is an annual event run by Scripture Union (SU) QLD to raise awareness of the value of school chaplains. SU QLD chaplains, or ‘Chappies’, provide spiritual and emotional support to school communities – and there are over 600 of them around Queensland serving over 400,000 kids.
- Check out a recent interview with Robyn Weare – Chappy at Upper Mount Gravatt State School
- Brad Hartland – Throwing in the Oily Rag to build a Community – Seville Road State School
96five are proud to be supporting SU QLD for Chappy Week in 2017 and giving air time to the awesome and crucial service they provide in QLD schools. Many 96five listeners would have memories of their own school Chaplain, or met and seen the difference a ‘Chappy’ has made at your kids school. Chaplains are on the front line in terms of caring for our kids and 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. Providing a listening ear and a caring presence for children and young people in crisis, and those who just need a friend.
96five, in honouring the work of school Chaplains during Chappy Week, also wanted to draw attention and place the spotlight on other Chaplains that exist in our community – in prisons, workplaces, hospitals, sporting teams and even the army. As such, we have a special collection of articles written by 96five Community Contributor, Charissa Steffens. We trust you enjoy reading through these stories of incredible individuals, called to God’s work, as Chaplains in our community.
- Renton McRae, Chaplain – Australian Defence Forces – Honouring the Call
- Bill Hunter, Chaplain – Brisbane Broncos – Sporting Hope
- Dave Smethurst, Chaplain – Olympic Games – Going for Gold
Other events that are happening as part of Chappy Week can be found on the SU QLD website – check them all out and let’s help support the incredible work they do in our schools!
96five’s Street Teams will also be on the road visiting Breaky Club’s in State Schools around the city from Monday to Thursday during Chappy Week, followed by the 96five School Excursion on Friday. You’ll hear live crosses from the Street Team on-air from 8am and keep an eye on the 96five website for stories about Chappy Week.
Monday – May 15
Seville Road State School
Oates Avenue HOLLAND PARK
Tuesday – May 16
Everton Park State School
Deakin Street EVERTON PARK
Wednesday – May 17
Serviceton South State School
Lorikeet Street INALA
Thursday – May 18
Caboolture State School
George Street CABOOLTURE
Friday – May 19 96five SCHOOL EXCURSION
Sandgate State School
Rainbow Street, SANDGATE