More than 60 people came down to Life City Church for a YouthCARE mega morning tea. In attendance were principals, chaplains, City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle and church representatives.
The guests of honour were local MLAs Stephen Price (Forrestfield), Yaz Mubarakai (Jandakot) and Terry Healy (Southern River).
Tony Buti (Armadale) unfortunately was unable to attend due to illness. The morning was opened by Terry Healy, who spoke about his time as a teacher.
“It wasn’t until I started working with chaplains, that I discovered how crucial and important the role is,” he said.
“They’re not youth workers, they’re not teachers, they’re not nurses or psychiatrists. There is an incredible unique role for chaplains in our organisations. I want to convey on behalf of my colleagues, how much we really appreciate it.”
After some food and drink, guests sat down with their local MLAs to talk about what they do, challenges of the role and the positive impact chaplaincy has in school communities.