The Pupil Chaplaincy Team
St Malachy’s Pupil Chaplaincy team has 12 dedicated members and is led by Miss Hussain and Mrs Matley. The children have a vital role to play in enhancing the Religious Life of our school. The children in Year 3 and 4 are given the opportunity to apply each year and are interviewed on two separate occasions: once by Miss Hussain, Mrs Matley and Sister Regina and once by the Chaplaincy team.
The job of Pupil Chaplain has a very high profile in school and some of the tasks these pupils carry out include welcoming new pupils and staff to our school, leading Masses and Liturgical events, co-planning, preparing and delivering collective worship in classes throughout the school, leading ‘Faith in Action’ workshops, ‘Hope in the Future’ workshops, fundraising initiatives, intergenerational events and developing the Catholic ethos of the school. The Pupil Chaplains also give advice to children on the Sacramental programme and are excellent role-models to others especially in how to live out our Mission Statement.
The Chaplaincy Team meet every Monday to write, review and carry out the termly action plan. So far this year the team have worked hard to support the harvest collection, carried out child-led worship and raised funds to hold an intergenerational event at Christmas!
Our Pupil Chaplains are easily identified in school by their special Chaplain jumpers. They work hard to promote our Catholic faith in school but they are also a wonderful link between St Malachy’s and other schools in our cluster. The Pupil Chaplains do some excellent work by reaching out to other Chaplaincy Teams.
We host an annual Chaplaincy workshop event during Lent which is attended by Chaplaincy teams from St Matthews High School, Our Lady’s High School, Mount Carmel, St. Edmunds, St. Margaret Mary, St John Boscoe, St. Dunstans and Christ the King.
Here are some photos of the Pupil Chaplaincy Team putting faith into action: