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​Indooroopilly State School has the services of a chaplain two days per week. Chappy Julia joined our school towards the end of 2012.

A school chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with at school and provides a listening ear, caring presence, and a message of hope. Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive, caring school communities.

Working with other members of the school’s support team, the chaplain cares for students struggling with issues such as difficult relationships with other children or family members, poor self-esteem, family breakdown, and depression. The partnership between the school and the chaplaincy service, supported by local churches, businesses and community organisations, provides a network of local support and assistance. 

These positive relationships help young people to face difficult issues, and provide hope, connection, meaning, and purpose. The chaplaincy service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs.