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Giving back

We believe in giving back in our community.  Each year we support “Chappy Dave” as he supports children and families to be all that they can be.

Chappy Dave (Sunshine Coast Citizen of the Year 2016) is the local Chaplain at Buderim Mountain State School.   Due to funding from local businesses (including Wealth 21) he is now able to work full-time.  His role includes:

  • Offering pastoral care and support to students and families.
  • Running lunchtime activities including the ‘Chappy Room’.
  • Running social emotional lessons in the classroom setting.
  • Joining in sporting days, special lessons, excursions, camps and walk to school Wednesdays.
  • Being an active role model for positive behaviour and values to students.
  • Giving a listening ear and advice when asked for it.
  • Being a friend to all at the school.

As well as all the positive work that Chappy Dave (Dave Larkin) does with all children, he also works closely with teachers in assisting children who are going through difficult times –  bullying, family financial difficulties, family separation, illness and deaths are only some of the situations that some children unfortunately have to face.