Beacon Community Supports Scripture Union Qld chaplains in Brassall State School (primary) and Ipswich High School. A School Chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with at school, providing a listening ear, caring presence, and message of hope. They care for students struggling with a wide range of issues, including: family problems, confusing relationships, friendship issues, peer pressure, self-esteem issues, bullying and stress and anxiety.
Scripture Union Qld School Chaplains run positive, fun activities for young people – both in and out of school – and foster a supportive, caring school community. This includes support for at-risk students, support for staff and families from the wider school community, and spiritual support and direction for the school community.
Beacon Community Care leads and provides volunteers for a weekly Breakfast Club at the Brassall State School. Every Wednesday and Friday morning, a team connects with students through serving them a hot breakfast and chatting with them. Besides providing an important meal, the Breakfast Club provides an opportunity for schools to see the church in a positive light, and for volunteers to engage students, showing care and a friendly face, and establishing positive interactions and role models for kids in our local community.