The Saint Teresa's GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) team is a collaborative ministry which brings together a partnership of people who, through faith, have many different skills and gifts to offer. Our school is named after Saint Teresa Of Lisieux. We are all Saint Teresa's little flowers, growing in God's love and if we follow St Teresa's "little way" by offering a smile, a kind deed, a helping hand to others; we will continue to grow together on our faith journey.
At the heart of the GIFT chaplaincy faith team lies our mission statement and our school prayer. Love lies at the heart of everything we do because "God Is Love".
We are all part of the GIFT team and we all have different skills and talents to offer our school and the wider community.
Our staff utilise their skills well to offer a broad and balanced curriculum and enhance our school through the subjects and areas they lead.
Father Anthony is our parish priest and is a regular visitor to our school. The children love to chat to him on the playground. He visits classes regularly to say hello . He says masses for us throughout the year. The Sacramental class visit church regularly as part of the programme and the chaplaincy team represent the school at some masses during the year.
Our Chaplaincy team at St Teresa's consists of both Year Five and Year Six pupils. We also have a lead pupil chaplain within the team.
Mrs Dawson is the Chaplaincy lead in school and she coordinates many aspects of Chaplaincy in school, which include supporting staff in the delivery of collective worship in school, leading staff meetings on aspects such as Welcome, Word, Welfare, Witness, Worship and leading assemblies with the support of the pupil chaplains. She is also responsible for planning whole school masses in collaboration with the pupil chaplaincy team and developing an action plan for Chaplaincy where our Catholic ethos and spiritual, moral and social development lies at the heart of our learning, our teaching and our day to day exchanges with each other.
The team work hard to develop innovative masses, assemblies, reflections, liturgies which engage and ignite our pupils and staff to challenge themselves to be the best that they can be. They are always open to new ideas and suggestions to promote our faith in school.
We are a very happy, family school who care about each other and those in need too. As a Chaplaincy team we endeavour to create a nurturing environment in school where we all feel valued and above all loved.