From the Chaplain
Hi, I’m Justin Hill, the school Chaplain and it’s been my pleasure to serve as the Chaplain here at Pinjarra SHS since 1999. Below are a few details on up and coming youth events, some of which I just advertise but am not involved with personally, whilst other events I actually organise or take students to. I really don’t want the cost of these events to prevent any young people participating so should the financial side be a problem please let me know and I’m sure I can help out. If you’d like further details on any of these events please feel free to contact me at the school.
Phone: (08) 9531 7024
40 Hour Backpack Challenge
In response to the World’s refugee crisis a bunch of students and I joined thousands of others around Australia in living out of a backpack for 40 hours to raise money to help the 68+ million refugees who have had to flee their homes to escape wars and conflict. As well as raising awareness of this desperate issue, our Pinjarra SHS team ended up being the top fundraising school for W.A., with over $4500 raised. Well done and a big thanks to all of you who cared enough to do something!!
School Holiday Camps
I’m a big fan of SU holiday camps for youth because they’re run by volunteers and given the amazing adventure programs they run they’re the best value for money camps around. Every school holiday break a new set of camps is offered for various primary and secondary age groups and details can be found usually after about Week 3 of each term by downloading the camps brochure at https://www.suwa.org.au/camping/holiday.
Thanks to some generous donors I am also able to give financial assistance to those wanting to attend camps who find the cost a bit much, so please contact me if I can help with this.
Every weekend in Pinjarra, South Yunderup and Mandurah there are youth groups running great, cheap activities for youth which in safe environments and often including discussions on how to develop good character so you can stand tall when life gets tough! Please see me if you’d like more information.