This is a repeating eventseptember 9, 2018 8:30 am
Around 300 people are expected to participate in a fundraising walk at Golden Beach to raise funds for School Chaplaincy WHAT: Ks4Kids - a fundraising walk raising funds
Around 300 people are expected to participate in a fundraising walk at Golden Beach to raise funds for School Chaplaincy
Ks4Kids – a fundraising walk raising funds for school chaplaincy
Sunday, 9 September 2018
Fraser Park, The Esplanade (cnr Beattie St), Golden Beach
The walk is a circuit down along the Golden Beach foreshore path.
7:45am Sign in is open
8.30am Optional 2km fluro run
(Grades 4-6) with some great prizes on offer!
9:00am 2 5 km family walks
(free for those who pre-register)
10:15am. Let the games begin!
With Tug-o-war and Bubble Soccer for the whole family.
Great prizes are on offer for the “fastest, brightest and most inspirational”!
The morning is open to students, parents and community members.
Sunshine Coast Ks4Kids is building on the successful Walkathons in 2013 – 2017, bringing Golden Beach State School and Talara Primary College and their respective communities together.
Walk: Participants can choose between a flat 2km or 5km walk, both starting and finishing at Fraser Park.
Run: There is an optional “Fluro Run” for children in Grades 4-6, so dress in your brightest gear!
Games: Adventure Empire will be hosting an exciting game of Bubble Soccer !
(even the mums and dads can join in)
Plus Tug-o-war games between students and parents!
SU QLD chaplains, or ‘chappies’, provide spiritual and emotional support to school communities. They are in the prevention and support business: helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from family breakdown and loneliness, to drug abuse, depression and anxiety. They provide a listening ear and a caring presence for kids in crisis, and those who just need a friend. They also provide support for staff and parents in school communities.
“The Golden Beach foreshore is a great venue for the fundraising walk on a Sunday morning. The wonderful thing is that all participants not only join in a healthy activity with family, friends and the community, but also have brunch near the beach. Everyone also helps keeping chappies in schools, so that they can continue to bring support and hope to a young generation,” says chaplaincy committee member, Nicole Robinson.
Australia’s largest employing authority for school chaplains, Scripture Union Queensland, has placed chappies in 63% of all Queensland state primary schools and in 88% of all Queensland state high schools. Right now, school chaplains are serving more than 400,000 Queensland students. Requests for chaplains are constantly growing and schools see a need to have someone available to support children’s social, emotional and spiritual needs as they undertake their education.
Chaplains respect the range of religious views and are approachable by students of all faiths. It is not the purpose of chaplaincy services to bring about or encourage commitment to any set of beliefs. They work in tandem with other care professionals in prevention and support; helping students find a positive way to deal with issues ranging from relationship and social problems, family breakdown and loneliness to support through grief, natural disaster and personal tragedy.
For more information on Ks4Kids visit http://www.ks4kids.org.au
(Monday) 8:30 am - 11:30 am
6 landsborough parade. golden beach