Jun 12, 2012

More Support for School Chaplaincy Program

Anthony Byrne MP, Federal Member for Holt, met with school chaplain Drew Gormlie from Spiritworx and Principal Andrew Bergeimer from Cranbourne West Primary School today to announce that this school was one of 17 schools in Holt to receive $60,000 in funding under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.

Cranbourne West Primary School in Holt is one of 1,000 schools nationwide to benefit from the Labor Government’s expanded National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.

Mr Byrne said the Chaplaincy program had proved very popular among schools, and Cranbourne West Primary School was selected from a large number of applications.

“It’s terrific that the Labor Government is able to offer chaplaincy and student welfare support to our local community,” said Mr Byrne.

Chaplains and student welfare workers play a vital role in schools, offering help and advice to young people in need.

The schools receive up to $72,000 over three years to offer chaplaincy or student welfare services to the school community.

Mr Byrne said 2,555 schools with existing chaplains or welfare workers are able to continue accessing the program, thanks to $222 million in funding over the next three years.

For more information visit: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/NSCSWP/Pages/NSCSWP_Overview.aspx

Media Enquires: Daniel White (03) 9796 7533.


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