At St Elizabeth’s, we have a team of dedicated Y6 Pupil Chaplains who promote the Catholic ethos of our school. Pupil Chaplaincy has a high profile in our school. Each one of the Pupil Chaplains has to apply for this important role by writing a letter and is interviewed by the previous year’s Chaplains and the RE lead. Following the interviews, the Pupil Chaplains are commissioned by one of the Parish Priests, in school through Mass, and the ceremony is attended by the whole school and the families of the new Pupil Chaplains.
Our Pupil Chaplains are a very dedicated team who have a vital role in enhancing the Religious and Spiritual Life of our school. Their roles include delivering class prayer and worship, leading prayers and reflections in assemblies and liturgical events, supporting charities and organising fundraising events. They are role models for the younger pupils in our school and they give out award stickers and certificates for acts of kindness and service to children within the school. We are very proud of our Pupil Chaplains.
Pupil Chaplains will be entrusted with the responsibility of:
- Giving joyful witness of Christ in their school – missionary disciples.
- Providing support in the delivery of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils across the curriculum.
- Peer pastoral care – building on the excellent practice in school.
- Assisting with the delivery and development of the prayer life of the school supporting assemblies, worship, class prayer times and prayer groups.
- Leading Bible classes to younger children.
- Developing and leading social justice activities in school.
- Being present on parents and opening evenings to help with the welcome of all the community.
- Developing outreach work and supporting local, national and international charities, including CAFOD: working for change – being the change makers.