Pupil Chaplains

Our School established a school chaplaincy team in 2013.

The role of the Pupil Chaplain is the following:

  • To help the school to be a community of faith.
  • To encourage the pupils to live their faith in daily living.
  • To develop good relationships within and beyond the school community.
  • To support Liturgy, prayer and the spiritual life of the school.
  • To involve pupils in fundraising for charities.
  • To continue to develop strong links with the Parish.
  • To support the school in its Mission Statement.

The Pupil Chaplains have lots of ideas of how they can fulfil their roles. Here are some of them:

  • Help to prepare weekly Gospel Preparation assemblies.
  • ‘Saints Day’ celebrations.
  • Organise various charity fund-raising events.
  • Suggest ideas for RE resources.
  • Help to lead assemblies.
  • Work with other Chaplaincy Teams.
  • Promote bible stories.
  • Maintain our Prayer Garden.

They have also thought of how they can work together. The following are five top tips to help them be a successful Chaplaincy Team.

  1. Listen to each other’s ideas.
  2. Communicate with all the team members, school and parish.
  3. Encourage everyone when making decisions, to share their ideas and to try their best.
  4. Include everyone when making decisions.
  5. Lead by example, love everyone especially people you don’t get on with.

To become a member of the Chaplaincy Team they had to do the following:

  • Apply for the job by completing an application form stating why they were suitable for the job and why they wanted it.