Our Pupil Chaplains are a very dedicated team who have a vital role in enhancing the Religious Life of our school. Their roles include delivering class prayer and liturgy, leading prayers and reflections in assemblies and Liturgical events, planning and delivering our school broadcast, and supporting charities and fundraising events. They are excellent role models for the younger pupils in our school.
The role of a Pupil Chaplain in any community is to care for that which is most important, most treasured and precious to that community. In our Catholic schools it is our faith in Jesus Christ that is the most important constituent.
Our role at St. Joseph's, is to serve as members of a Chaplaincy Team to support the Catholic Life of the School. As Pupil Chaplains, they 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 good practice in your school.
- Assisting with the delivery and development of the prayer life of the school supporting assemblies, worship, class prayer times and prayer groups.
- Assisting with developing and leading retreat experiences for pupils.
- Developing and leading social justice activities in your school.
- Developing the use of the sacred spaces and areas, including the prayer garden and peace garden.
- 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 – Cafod: working for change – being the change makers.