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Fundraise & learn at school

Schools supporting the Annual Catholic Campaign

Catholic schools from Childers to Coolangatta are essential partners in supporting care for vulnerable people in our local communities. This year, the Annual Catholic Campaign will be held in parishes on 8 and 9 September 2018 and we encourage schools to consider a fundraising event around this time, with donations supporting the ministries of Centacare.

How can our school be involved?

1. Hold a fundraising event

Your school can help Care of Heart by holding a fundraising event for the Annual Catholic Campaign. All donations from your school will support Centacare to help fund domestic and family violence respite centres, hospital chaplains, prison ministries, and Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care. Some ways to help include:

  1. Have a gold coin day – make it fun and hold a free-dress day
  2. Fundraise with food – have a sausage sizzle, organise a movie and pizza night at school or a picnic in the park OR
  3. Celebrate a school Mass – invite grandparents, parents, guardians and friends along to a school Mass to pray for the good works of our local Church. A special collection can be taken to support Centacare.
Centacare Pastoral Ministries receive no government funding and rely solely on donations.

2. Making a donation

To enable us to credit your gift toward your school or college please contact us with your school’s Supporter ID. You can donate via cheque or EFT.

Cheque: Please make a cheque payable to ‘Annual Catholic Campaign’ and mail it to Catholic Foundation, GPO Box 282, BRISBANE Q 4001.

Electronic Transfer of Funds: Please call our team on 07 3324 3200 to donate via EFT.

3. Integrate fundraising into your classroom

Download these school resources focussed on the theme ‘Caring for Hearts’. Resources are available for students in Prep through to Year 6.

Teacher’s notes

Suggested Activities – Primary School

2015 ACC Teacher's notes

Teacher’s notes

2015 ACC Teacher's suggested activities

Teacher’s suggested activities


A Heart A Day

Learn about your own heart so that you can care for other people.

A Heart A Day - Year 3 - 4

Year 3 – 4

A Heart A Day - Year 5 - 6

Year 5 – 6

Caring for Hearts Chatterboxes

Have fun with your friends and classmates with these chatterboxes.

Caring for Hearts Chatterboxes - Prep - year 2

Prep – year 2

Caring for Hearts Chatterboxes - Year 3 – 4

Year 3 – 4

Caring for Hearts Chatterboxes - Year 5 – 6

Year 5 – 6

Caring for Hearts Chatterboxes - Blank with heading

Blank with heading

Caring for Hearts Chatterboxes - Blank version 1

Blank version 1

Caring for Hearts Chatterboxes - Blank version 2

Blank version 2

(Print me out with colour on A4 paper)

About Caring for Hearts

Caring for Hearts is an Annual Catholic Campaign activity designed for teachers at Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Brisbane to help teach advocacy for local causes to students and to promote the good works of our local Church.

Caring for Hearts school teacher’s notes and school resources have been provided by a volunteer Catholic education teacher.

Do you have great ideas for teaching materials?

Are you a teacher in the Archdiocese of Brisbane with great ideas and a drive to promote the mission of the Church? We’d love to hear from you.

To share your suggestions for classroom activities, fundraising ideas and resources please don’t hesitate to get in touch: