We have had another fabulous year here at YouthCARE and I thank everyone for working so faithfully to make a positive contribution in our school communities.
In this final message for 2017, I wish to reflect on some key points:
We were heartened by State and Federal parliamentarians who continue to express their support and admiration for the work of our chaplains.
It was also wonderful to see the WA Education Minister expressing the government’s support of the chaplaincy program during our Chaplains Conference.
School communities that encounter tough circumstances continue to be supported through Pastoral Critical Incidents Response - PCIR – a joint initiative of the Department of Education and YouthCARE.
The Principal Chaplaincy pilot program continues to be delivered in two regional areas of WA to encourage school principals from a pastoral perspective.
The roll out of CVE’s Treasure Hunters program has gained increasing support from schools and volunteers throughout the year.
Finally, I thank all of our churches, volunteers, supporters and partner organisations for their ongoing commitment to YouthCARE.
May you have a blessed and holy Christmas, filled in the promise of everlasting hope.