Rockingham Beach PS gets a taste of life on the airwaves with Sonshine FM

Claire Rogers, chaplain Sarah Rogers and Rockingham Beach Primary School Education Support Centre principal with Sonshine FM announcers Kirste and Morro.
Chaplain Sarah Rogers presents a potato bouquet to Sonshine FM breakfast announcers Kirste and Morro.
Claire Rogers, chaplain Sarah Rogers and Rockingham Beach Primary School Education Support Centre principal with Sonshine FM announcers Kirste and Morro. Chaplain Sarah Rogers presents a potato bouquet to Sonshine FM breakfast announcers Kirste and Morro.

A LIVE radio breakfast show promoting the work that chaplains do in schools visited the Rockingham Beach Primary School last week.

The Sonshine 98.5 FM breakfast crew of Kirste and Morro entertained students, parents and staff who were also treated to free coffees and doughnuts.

The broadcast was supported by Youthcare, which has provided more positions for school chaplains in Rockingham schools this year.

Rockingham Beach Primary School Education Support Centre principal Margaret Keen said chaplains provided a lot of support for parents and students who were going through difficult times.

“They can work a lot closer with those people in a more confidential and delicate way,” Ms Keen said.

Chaplain Sarah Rogers said it was the first time Sonshine FM had held a live breakfast broadcast at the school.

Ms Rogers has been at the school since the start of the year working at the Leda Primary School for the past eight years.

She said the radio broadcast was a great promotional opportunity for chaplains and the work they did.

“It’s just been a really good community involvement activity and a fun morning,” she said.

Ms Keen said she was happy with the large turnout of parents.

The school’s education support centre caters for children with a range of disabilities such as intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder.

Ms Keen said other schools across the state have benefited from their program.

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