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Duncraig SHS festival a hit

Duncraig SHS festival a hit

Semester 1 at Duncraig SHS ended with a bang as the annual ALIVE Festival took centre stage. The three-day event, which has been running for more than 12 years, is coordinated by chaplain Jayden Brand and encourages students and staff to live mentally, physically and socially healthier.

Katanning chaplains, church help disadvantaged kids

Katanning chaplains, church help disadvantaged kids

Katanning chaplains Jono and Jocelyn Prosser have worked with local churches to help provide uniforms, stationery, medicine and food for disadvantaged kids in the area.

Small thrift shop makes big donation

Small thrift shop makes big donation

Thanks to the efforts of Gosnells Uniting Church Op-Shop coordinator, Patricia Booker-Woods and her team of 30 volunteers, $5,000 has been raised for school chaplaincy.

Gift wrapping for chaplaincy

Gift wrapping for chaplaincy

If you’ve had a gift wrapped at Kingsway City Shopping Centre, chances are, you’ve met Diane Stephenson. Diane has volunteered with the Balga-Girrawheen YouthCARE Council for the last 25 years and helped start the present wrapping fundraiser 10 years ago.

Regional visits encourage volunteers

Regional visits encourage volunteers

From Esperance to Moora, CVE Field Officers have been journeying across the state in an effort to strengthen connections with regional volunteers.

CVE takes off at Kinross

CVE takes off at Kinross

Kinross Primary School students have enthusiastically embraced the Treasure Hunters program this year, despite never having had Christian Values Education at the school.

YouthCARE and OzHarvest team up for Breakfast Club

YouthCARE and OzHarvest team up for Breakfast Club

When YouthCARE chaplain, Sylvia Spatara, heard that OzHarvest was looking for a school to run a pilot cooking program, she jumped at the opportunity and volunteered Eddystone Primary School.

Chaplain donates kidney

Chaplain donates kidney

YouthCARE chaplains often go above and beyond the call of duty to help others, but Heather van Oyen went even further by donating a kidney to help her friend, Cara.

Message from the CEO

Message from the CEO

Recently, YouthCARE held its 45th anniversary Annual General Meeting. Pastor Joel Chelliah, of the Australian Christian Churches (ACC), gave the key note talk at the meeting. Seven founding Member Churches were honoured for their long-standing support.

Surprise messages bring joy to hospitals

Surprise messages bring joy to hospitals

Students at Pickering Brook Primary School have brought joy to staff and patients at St John of God Midland and Princess Margaret Hospital by writing ‘Thank You’ and ‘Get Well Soon’ cards.

Chaplain heads to Africa

Chaplain heads to Africa

YouthCARE chaplain Ben Wyatt and his family are selling everything they own to be Christian workers in North Africa. Ben has been the chaplain at North Albany Senior High School for the past 6 years and is now moving his family to the other side of the world to start an adventure sport tourism business. The ..

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Bunbury Fundraiser a huge success

Bunbury Fundraiser a huge success

A record $3,500 was raised for school chaplaincy in Bunbury, as more than 150 people attended the annual Devonshire morning tea at Jim and Flo Cunniffe's home. Perfect weather greeted guests to the Carey Park property who were treated to delicious food and live music from local band JARK. South West ..

Stationery backpacks help students learn

Stationery backpacks help students learn

When it comes to buying school equipment, some students need a helping hand. Noticing a need in their local community, local couple David and Christine Thomas and chaplain Kim Scaddan decided to help provide stationery for students at Grovelands Primary School. “We regularly receive children ..

2017 Convenors Launch

2017 Convenors Launch

Travelling from as far Kalgoorlie and Busselton, 17 CVE Convenors gathered at YouthCARE’s central office for the official 2017 launch. After spending time being reminded of the significance and power of the work they do, the group ran through a refresher overview on what is involved in being a ..

Treasure Hunters in demand in schools

Treasure Hunters in demand in schools

The CVE Department recently hosted a training day for nine new Treasure Hunters volunteers. It was the first time training had been run as a one-day intensive. Volunteers were reminded of the privilege it is to be invited as guests into schools. They were also taught skills and important information ..

Chaplaincy Formation 2017 the biggest in YouthCARE’s History

Chaplaincy Formation 2017 the biggest in YouthCARE’s History

The New Year started with a bang with YouthCARE hosting its biggest ever gathering of chaplains for Chaplaincy Formation. The event was held over two days and saw more than 300 chaplains from across state journey to Catherine’s College UWA for a time of fellowship, learning and networking. Keynote ..

Auslan chaplain breaks the silence with deaf students

Auslan chaplain breaks the silence with deaf students

The room is silent, but there is plenty being said between YouthCARE chaplain Corey Piestrzeniewicz and a couple of her students. Mrs Piestrzeniewicz is the first YouthCARE chaplain to be placed because of her knowledge of Auslan – the sign language of the Australian Deaf community. Mrs Piestrzeniewicz ..

YouthCARE Celebrates 45 Years

YouthCARE Celebrates 45 Years

This year is a milestone year for the organisation as YouthCARE celebrates 45 years of serving the Western Australian community. Our anniversary includes 45 years of Christian Values Education and 35 years of School Chaplaincy. In that time, we have experienced significant growth: in 1982, YouthCARE ..

From the CEO

From the CEO

I trust you are all enjoying a fruitful start to the year. Here at YouthCARE, 2017 began with our biggest ever gathering of chaplains in Perth, before more chaplains joined the ranks to start the new school year. As most of you will know, we have seen a change in state government and we congratulate ..

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