St Vincent de Paul Society


Schools supporting Vinnies in the NT

Here in the Northern Territory schools have a number of ways they can work with Vinnies to help achieve our mission “by working together to shape a more just and compassionate society”.

There is the Mini Vinnies program designed for primary level students while our College Conferences are for secondary students. We encourage participating students to live their faith in a three-pronged way: ‘See’ (education and awareness), ‘Think’ (formation and reflection) and ‘Do’ (take action).

Schools can also support the “good works” of Vinnies through our community service/volunteer programs, get involved in our Assist a Students program (supporting students in East Timor), Christmas Appeal and our Palmerston Markets pop-up op shop.

Contact our Youth Coordinator who can provide you with support and resources to help your school and students get involved and work together with Vinnies to shape a more just and compassionate society.

Write Away Poverty Creative Writing Competition - Anti-Poverty Week

Write Away Poverty is a creative writing competition created to raise awareness of Anti-Poverty Week and issues faced by Territorians experiencing hardship.

If you are a school student in the NT, use your passion for social justice to write a story or poem of no more than 500 words prompted by the theme ‘home’.

Two winners will receive a $50 book voucher. Entries open on Monday 22 August 2016 and close on Friday 7 October 2016. Winners announced Wednesday 19 October 2016.

For more information or to receive your Write Away Poverty Kit: Email:, Phone: (08) 8948 8100, ask your teacher or a librarian or you can click on the images below

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Click here for a copy of the Write Away Poverty Kit

How do I find out more?

Contact us to find out more about Vinnies involvement with schools.

(08) 8948 8100
107 Dick Ward Dr, Coconut Grove NT 0810 ‎
Postal Address PO Box 1468 Nightcliff NT 0814