Making our chaplaincy possible
Local Chaplaincy Committee
Our full time chaplaincy service has more than 3 days funded entirely by donations made from local families, businesses and organisations to sustain the service. The rest is covered by the Federal Govt Funding which came out in 2012. The amazing thing is that for 19 years this 5 day a week service had been 100% community funded! What an achievement!
Our chaplaincy has a overseeing committee called the Local Chaplaincy Committee which is made up of representatives from churches, the school and the wider community.
Glasshouse Country Debutante Ball
Since 1996 our chaplaincy has received a generous donation from the Debutante Ball that runs each year and involves many students from Beerwah High School and other schools in the area.
A big thank you goes out to Dianne Paddick (Deb Ball Committee) and Pam Innes (Anglican Church), who organise this great event each year. There is a lot of work that goes into getting the couples ready - learning dance steps and rehearsing for the ball etc. In 2012 there were 35 debutantes taking part. Please contact the school office 5436 5333 if you want to know more about the Deb Ball.
On 1st November 2012 there was a Variety Concert held at the school with around 120 guests in attendance. The event was a fundraiser for our school chaplaincy. There were a range of performances from the school and wider community, everything from an amazing 6 year piano player to dancing nuns!
A big thank you to the members of Student Council who were led by Steve Jeffreys and Irene Lucke – you did a wonderful job looking after the audience. Thank you also to the dance and music students who performed throughout the morning. Thank you to Kerrie Jones, Jess Rossberg & Will Audley for organising these performances. Last but not least, thank you to Tania Matthews for helping coordinate the whole event.
The oldies in the audience were delighted with the exuberance of youth and the Local Chaplaincy Committee very grateful for the assistance.”
IGA Chaplaincy Golf Classic
This great event has been running since 2005. Initially it was a joint venture between the Maleny & Beerwah High Chaplaincies, in 2010 each chaplaincy branched out on their own, with our chaplaincy remaining at the wonderful Beerwah Golf Club.
Each year around 90 players roll up for a great day of fun competition, with fancy dress & prizes & great food.
in 2012 the Westpac Trophy was awarded to the team from The Pump House (Beerwah).
Ride for Chappy
This event kicked off for the first time in 2009 where we had 120 bikers taking part in the first ever Ride for Chappy. The ride started at the high school and after a leisurely 250 km ride throughout the hinterland culminated with all the bikes riding through the Uniting Church here in Beerwah.
Rock Your Socks Off
2011 was the second time that we have done a rock & roll night, it went really well thanks to the hard work of Allie Lovett and her helpers. Around 100 people attended the night which featured band “Facing the Crowd”.
Our chaplain is funded by the local community but employed by a charity organisation called SUQld (Scripture Union Qld). SUQld currently employ over 500 chaplains in Qld State Schools. Their website is www.suqld.org, it has great info about who SUQld is, about chaplaincy, camps and SUQld's work with at-risk youth.
If you would like to make a donation to our chaplaincy, one way you can do this is via SUQld's online donation page, make sure you specify the money to go to "Beerwah High School Chaplaincy". You will automatically get a receipt when you make a donation. Thanks for your support!!