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-
- 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.
- Listen to each other’s ideas.
- Communicate with all the team members, school and parish.
- Encourage everyone when making decisions, to share their ideas and to try their best.
- Include everyone when making decisions.
- 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.