September 21, 2012
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington said Blackbutt and Yarraman schools will benefit from the State Government’s $1 million boost to the Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Funding Program.
They are among 128 Queensland schools to receive extra funding for their chaplaincy and pastoral care programs.
“Investing more in school chaplaincy and pastoral care programs delivers on a key election commitment,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“Blackbutt and Yarraman State Schools will receive extra funding to enhance their existing school-based programs and provide greater support for students.”
Mrs Frecklington said the partnership between schools, chaplains and pastoral care workers and their local communities had long provided a wealth of benefits for students.
“School chaplains and pastoral care workers have helped countless students since they started working in Queensland state schools in 1990,” she said.
“We know that under challenging circumstances, young people need stability and access to a range of support services to continue to learn and achieve at school.”