St Gabriel’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies > Safeguarding Policy.
Meet the Pupil Lay-Chaplains...
Our job is a very important one!
We look after the most precious thing in our school – our faith. We are messengers of God’s love!
We are entrusted with the responsibility of giving joyful witness of Christ in our school.
We meet regularly to discuss exciting ways we can encourage the faith of everyone in our school and from this we devise an annual Action Plan.
Throughout the year, we plan and create opportunities for prayer and worship in classes and throughout the whole school. We think about the welfare of others in our community and the wider world. We take turns to prepare prayers around a special theme for our Monday assemblies.
Our GIFT Chaplaincy Team
In January 2019, our wonderful GIFT Chaplaincy Team took part in the Growing Together Chaplaincy Team Programme where they were trained in Chaplaincy by Sister Judith Rossi. After this, they took part in a special commissioning service held in Salford Cathedral.
At this service each new GIFT Chaplain was presented with a certificate of recognition. Since then, the team have been very busy devising their Action Plan and presenting it both Mrs Bolton and the Governing Board.
For the academic year 2019 to 2020, we have evaluated and revised our plan. It is attached below, so that you can see all that our Chaplains hope to achieve,
Parish Caritas Ambassador visits School
During Lent, all of our pupils and staff were trying hard to raise money in support of Caritas and St. Joseph's Penny. The GIFT Chaplaincy Team thought it would be a good idea to invite one of the Caritas Ambassadors from our parish into school to give a talk to some of the children. Mr. Dennerly was kind enough to visit our Year 5 and 6 classes, spending time explaining what Caritas does, why he got involved and why it is an important organisation. The children asked some searching questions! On behalf of the whole school, the GIFT Chaplains would like to thank Mr. Dennerly for his time.