McAuley has a series of interactive sessions that run for 60 minutes and are suitable for up to 30 students. There are three different sessions that explore issues of family violence, homelessness and gender stereotypes in our community.  For teachers and administrators, click here for information on the different options available.


McAuley's school engagement program encourages young people to think about how they can make a difference and how they can contribute to building a better society and help put a stop to violence. We offer a way to stand up and be counted and to get involved in our work. You can help raise awareness about issues relating to family violence and homelessness, or raise money to help women and children escaping unsafe situations. 

In 2016/17 we conducted over 40 presentations and interactive sessions at schools across Melbourne and some regional centres. We also had amazing support from a variety of schools such as Our Lady of Mercy College (OLMC) who held a High Tea in  September 2017 and raised over $12,000 to support our work with women and children, this is in addition to a range of fundraising activities the students did throughout the year.  We also had a number of schools collect items such as toiletries, arts and craft supplies, pens and pencils, colouring books and so forth.  These are great times that we can use across all of our programs.

To discuss how you can get involved, email

Our 'how to fundraise' kit


We have a great fundraising kit which was developed in conjunction with Our Lady of Mercy College (OLMC) and takes you step by step how to put on an event, write a media release, and everything else you need to do to make your fundraising successful.

You can download the kit here.