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GIFT chaplaincy at Saint Teresa’s

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. 

The Gift Chaplaincy Faith Team

Happy Feast of St Teresa

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St Teresa is an example of Gift Chaplaincy. Her faith in God was strong.

The Chaplaincy team made posters to advertise our fundraising for Alzheimer’s Cup Cake Day . They then sold cakes and raised over £130

Cafod Chaplaincy Training and Assembly

The Chaplaincy Team led an assembly about Mary which included creating rosary beads out of risen stones . The team led us in dance, song, drama and readings .

Remembrance for May 22nd

Our Pupil Chaplains read prayers at Mid Day mass at St John’s, they brought up the offertory and made prayer chains with the parishioners . Well done to Jasmine, Cliona, Eoin, Ursula and Zipporah .

Love in Lent

Our Gift Chaplaincy Team visited EYFS and Key Stage One classes to share sorry signs.

Our Gift Chaplaincy Team helped EYFS to make candleholders for the Feast of The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple

Miss Brien led an assembly on challenge

We celebrated the Feast of The Epiphany in school today with a special assembly . The Gift chaplaincy team became the stable scene with the wise men arriving to find the King of Kings the Saviour of the world revealed to them.

We had a special Advent Assembly the choir led the singing . The chaplains led with dance, drama and readings - As a school we came together to prepare ourselves for Christmas -After our Advent Assembly in which the whole school participated through song , dance, prayer and scripture the chaplains led wonderful Advent Reflection Stations. They showed real strength and ability in leading different age groups in reflective meditations , prayer, dance and drama

Cafod World Gifts

We wore our Christmas jumpers to raise money for The Wood Street Mission by bringing in gifts for those who are not as lucky as us at Christmas.

We will remember them

An assembly to celebrate the Feast of Saint Teresa led by the Chaplains

Learning about chaplaincy

Sacramental Programme

Class Assemblies

Collective Worship

Parent Partnership

Community A Grandparent afternoon took place to raise money for Macmillan -

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