Involve your school

Get your school involved with the St Vincent de Paul Society and support your local community. Our school initiatives are run by state and territory offices. See below for your local contact details.


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Support your school and local communities

The St Vincent de Paul Society offers opportunities for teachers and students to support their school community, help local people and engage in the Vincentian way of living.

Our programs encourage school communities to live their faith through action through:

  • Education and awareness
  • Formation and reflection
  • Community service and fundraising.

Connecting learning with meaningful experiences

St Vincent de Paul Society supports schools and teachers to develop compassionate and empathetic, socially aware students. Because social justice is everyone’s responsibility and advocacy can happen at every level of society.

Our school programs and initiatives provide a clear link to curriculum alongside opportunities for supporting local communities by participating in the good works of the Society.

We provide engagement opportunities for students from Year 4 to Year 12, including classroom curriculum resources designed to support subjects already being taught.

Teachers can also develop a deeper understanding of Catholic Social Teachings, homelessness and other social injustices through our service-learning experience.

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Mini Vinnies for primary schools

Mini Vinnies empowers primary school students to become advocates within their school and local community by putting their values into action.

Teachers and students meet regularly to learn about social justice issues, develop leadership skills and engage with the wider Vinnies community.

Mini Vinnies programs are available for primary school groups from grade 3 to 6.

Secondary school conferences

Secondary School Conferences empower students to recognise, reflect and respond to causes of human injustice through advocacy and action in their local communities.

They meet regularly to explore ways of achieving a more just and compassionate society, develop leadership skills and engage with the wider St Vincent de Paul Society.

Secondary School Conferences and projects are offered to middle school and senior years.

Get your school involved in making a difference

Our school initiatives are run by state and territory offices. Select your region for local contact details:

Vinnies Youth

We offer a range of services and programs to schools and young people requiring support.

Teacher and student resources

The St Vincent de Paul Society has designed a range of National Australian Curriculum School resources. The purpose of these resources is to create opportunities for teachers to embed a social justice focus in the subjects already being taught in and outside of the classroom.

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