St John's Lutheran School students on stage at the Kingaroy Christmas carols 2018.
St John's Lutheran School students on stage at the Kingaroy Christmas carols 2018. Claudia Williams

Kids take centre stage at Kingaroy carols

THE Kingaroy community embraced the Christmas spirit at the town's annual carols.

The Town Hall forecourt was a sea of camping chairs and picnic rugs on Sunday, December 2.

The crowd was entertained by performances from the Kingaroy State High School stage band and choir, St John's Lutheran School, Kingaroy State School and the combined Taabinga and Coolabunia State School choirs.

The evening was put on by the Kingaroy District Ministry Association and during the carols the community had the opportunity to support the work the South Burnett school chaplains do.

Chaplain Liz Lowther works at Kingaroy State School and Kingaroy State High School and loves to see the schools performing and the generosity of the community.

"I love the community and seeing them all come together,” she said.

"It is a great family friendly event and I think it is great that we get to reap some benefit from that.

"Every year there is always a fantastic offering and it really does help us.”

Chaplaincy is fully funded from the government but Ms Lowther said they were still waiting to see what that would look like in 2019.

"The costings of chaplaincy is always so uncertain so it is really nice to know that we have a community behind us backing us no matter what,” she said.

Ms Lowther has worked as the chaplain at Kingaroy primary and high school for the past four years.

She is grateful for the support of the community and the opportunity to help the younger generation and see them grow up.

"It is so exciting to see where they are at and what they are doing and that you get to be part of their journey somehow, it is really special,” she said.

"My schools are both very supportive and we have got a great chaplaincy committee that has been formed this year. It has been a great year so far and we are hoping that it goes from strength to strength.”

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