Chidlow Primary to benefit from $10m in chaplaincy funding


Students from Chidlow Primary School recently learnt about environmental care during an excursion.
Students from Chidlow Primary School recently learnt about environmental care during an excursion.

CHIDLOW Primary students are in line to benefit from a $10.48 million chaplaincy deal over the next two years.

Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban said continuation of the chaplaincy funding highlighted the importance the State Government placed on pastoral care.

“Our students are the future of Western Australia, and their emotional well-being is just as important as academic success,” he said.

The funding secured the in-school chaplains in 2017 and 2018, with another $5.68 million annually for chaplains, pastoral critical incident response chaplains and fly-in, fly-out chaplaincy services for any public school in need of the services.

Another 60 public schools will receive chaplaincy support up to one day each week through funding from a grant agreement between the Department of Education and YouthCARE.

Mr Alban said individual schools choose to participate in chaplaincy programs.