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Chaplaincy Team

The Chaplaincy Team is made up of two class members from years 3 -6, who all applied in writing for the role.

Aims:

·To help the school to grow as a community of faith.

·To encourage the pupils to live their faith in daily living.

· To support Liturgy, prayer and the spiritual life of the school.

· To involve pupils in fundraising for charities and reaching out to those in need.

· To continue to develop strong links with the Parish.

· To support the school in its Mission Statement

 

Duties include:

  • Helping to plan and lead assemblies and Masses

  • Organising and leading class prayer times with other pupils

  • Lead lunchtime prayer opportunities throughout the year eg Rosary, Prayer Garden, Stations of the Cross and Bible Club.

  • Ensuring that class and communal prayer areas are tidy and reflect the season.

  • Organising fund raising for charity and other events supporting Catholic Social Teaching.

  • Supporting younger children with their spiritual development

  • Help to monitor and improve the Catholic life of our school.

Chaplaincy Chat - Summer Term 1

 

Greetings all, welcome to another Summer Celebration of Chaplaincy Chat, where we will guide you through everything we have done this term!

As it was Eastertide, we decided to get into a fun mood, with a variety  of Easter themed activities for each class! This includes: Easter Egg Hunts, Raffles, Scavenger Hunts and lots of other interactive assemblies and Masses.

Moving along to the month of May, we decided to honour Our Lady by having an assembly dedicated to her, and a procession around our track. We all followed a small statue of Mary carried by one of our Chaplaincy members (Maxwell) and prayed the rosary.

Four members of our team attended the Father Hudson's Good Shepherd Mass and presented a cheque for £250 from our Lenten fundraising.

One of our lovely members of staff, Mrs Blow, has kindly revamped our Prayer Garden that has a few lovely features such as, a huge Rosary, flowers, a decorated banner, some prayer stones and a wonderful statue of Mary. Some members (Chloe and Freya) have offered to take some time out of their breaks to water the flowers.

Children can sit there and pray at any point and we have held some prayer times and meditations outside too.

Thank you for reading this term’s Chaplaincy Chat.

 

Written by Demilade & Jaselen.

Summer Term 1

Welcome to another term of Chaplaincy Chat! - Spring 2.

 

In this Spring term we have focused on our season Lent - prayer areas, prayer times and Inspire sessions. Members of the Chaplaincy team helped to organise these and check that they were all good. 

The whole school took part in CAFOD'S Big Lent Walk and we also encouraged everyone to decorate and fill their Good shepherd boxes for Father Hudson's. Another charity that we supported was Comic Relief by having a cake sale.

We put our church tour training to good use by giving some Year 4 students from Bablake a tour of St Osburg's. 

We also decided to go green for St Patrick on March 17th. 

Year 5 (that's us) had some holy time and paid attention to nature whilst on a pilgrimage to Alton Castle. We made new friends, learnt more about God and took part in lots of fun activities.  

 

By Maelys and Jasleen

Lent

Chaplaincy Chat Spring 1

 

Welcome to our Chaplaincy Chat newsletter for Spring 1.

Extraordinary Time

In ordinary time, we decided to make it a bit extra. The Chaplaincy team came together and decided to make a few clubs for the other children. The clubs we made were: Monday Meditation, Psalm Art (on Wednesdays) and Bible Club (on Fridays). Monday Meditation was for Key Stage 2, Psalm Art was for Year 3 & 4 and Bible Club for Year 1 & 2. Lots of children came along and seemed to enjoy it.

Farewell Father Garry…

On a Friday, Y5 and Y6 went to a voluntary lunchtime mass to pray for Father Garry  after he sadly passed away not too long ago. We prayed and we acknowledged that he heard all of our prayers that day. Father Garry used to work in our church and was very loyal and caring. 

Training with Mrs. Green

On a hot afternoon, Y5 went on a tour in the church with Mrs. Green. We learned key information for later in the future and we discovered a lot of things that we didn’t know. We learned about the interesting features and the history of our parish. We are now trained to take other people on church tours. 

 

 

We hope you enjoyed reading this! Thank you!

 

From Chidera And Sophia 😊

Chaplaincy Chat – Autumn 2

 

When we came back to school after half term we held our final Rosary club for October.

In November we were thinking a lot about All Saints and prayed for those who have died.

Some of our Year 6 members were chosen to read during All Saints Mass and also we got to visit Year 6’s Speed Sainting event as part of their preparation for Confirmation.

Advent was a busy time for us – we helped each class prepare their Advent wreaths and checked that every class prayer area was changed and ready for the season.

We helped our classes prepare and lead their Advent prayer times and even got to monitor the prayer times that were happening in other classes.

In Years 5 and 6 we led activities for our Advent Inspire days which was good fun.

It was our idea to let everyone wear Santa hats to celebrate the feast of St Nicholas and Leighton and Bella prepared and led a prayer time for Year 2 about St Nicholas too.

By Leighton and Zuzanna J

Advent prayer areas in each classroom.

Chaplaincy Chat – Autumn 1 2022

 

Welcome to the first Chaplaincy Chat newsletter of the year.

We will be talking about what happened this year with the chaplaincy team. Lots of things happened this term! We started this term by forming our group of members with pupils from Year 3 to 6, 20 students applied by writing to Mrs Rynott about how we could help others to follow in Jesus’s footsteps, with all of us getting a spot on the team.

Our newly found team went checking the rooms to make sure they all had a crucifix ( Year 3 and 4 members) .The set of virtues and values for this term are Compassionate and Loving and we gave out posters for each classroom on these.

Chaplaincy fundraising started off bright with Brighten Up For Harvest from CAFOD to come dressed up brightly with the payment of £1 or food for a local foodbank. Then we had Saint Francis of Assisi day where we could dress up as an animal for free and we could have animal teddies on our desk and also animal print clothing.

By Dominic, Chloe and Bella Y5  😉

Chaplaincy Team in Action!

During December some member of our Chaplaincy team visited each classroom to monitor prayer areas, complete feedback forms and take pictures. They were really pleased to see the lovely Advent prayer areas in each classroom and enjoyed feeding back to Mrs Rynott. 
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