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Chaplaincy program

Buderim Mountain State School is fortunate to have the 2016 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Citizen of the Year, David Larkin, as our school chaplain four days a week.


Chappy Dave, as he is more commonly known, offers pastoral care and support to students and their families. He also acts as a role model, friend and gives a listening ear to students who seek his advice.


Chappy Dave coordinates lunchtime activities including the ‘Chappy Room,’ facilitates our Monday Breakfast club, connects community members and students in our student mentor program, and teaches social-emotional lessons in a classroom setting. He’s also involved in our Community Kitchen, and joins us at sporting events, special lessons, excursions, camps and on walk-to-school Wednesdays.


If you are interested more in the role of a School Chaplain, you can visit or call SU QLD on (07) 363 2222.
Learn more about:
Donations: To donate please visit or phone 1300 478 753 (please note, if you want to donate to a specific chaplaincy service, you must communicate this to Scripture Union Queensland)
Or if you would like to have a chat with Chappy, you can contact the school on (07) 5477 2777.