Schools - Tasmania

The St Vincent de Paul Society has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days. 

Both Mini Vinnies (primary schools) and College Conferences (secondary schools) are considered an important part of the Society. The groups are usually supported by one or two members of school staff who help guide student’s involvement in reflection, awareness raising activities and community initiatives. Members of School Conferences receive a special badge when they are commissioned.

If your school is interested in participating please contact us at

To request a St Vincent de Paul Society representative to visit your School Conference OR to give a class or staff presentation, please email

About Mini Vinnies

Mini Vinnies are groups of young people in Catholic primary schools who come together to help those in need. Mini Vinnies creates awareness about issues that exist in local communities and beyond. It introduces children to the St Vincent de Paul Society and to living their faith through action. They run simple, yet effective initiatives with their school peers so that together they can make a difference.


About College Conferences

A College Conference is a group of students in a Catholic secondary school whose members meet regularly, under the auspice of the St Vincent de Paul Society, to make a difference by doing good works.  A College Conference is not just a social justice group; it is a group seeking to live out faith through action, exemplified in their Vincentian spirituality.