Gingin District High School has been granted funds to help the school access a chaplain this year.
The school will receive $20,000 after the State Government stepped in to top up funding for chaplaincy services, following
a cut in Federal funding for the new National Chaplaincy Program.
Member for Moore Shane Love MLA welcomed the move, explaining that the $1.45million provided by the state government would cover the shortfall in the Federal program.
“Chaplains provide a vital role providing pastoral care which is particularly important for high school students,” Mr Love said. “The State Government contributes $5.68 million a year to provide chaplains at Government schools who provide an important ‘listening ear’ for students.”