Sanctus: Pupil Chaplaincy

We are SANCTUS your Pupil Chaplaincy team!

Lila

My role is to look after the Oratory and help set up Mass.

Elise

My role is to deliver prayer club.

Tania

My role is to monitor altars and displays.

Lily

My role is to think of fundraising ideas and look after the Oratory

Belle

My role is to deliver prayer club.

Pupil Chaplaincy has a very high profile in our school and we are now on our third team of Pupil Chaplains. This year St Thomas More has a dedicated team of 5 Chaplains who have a vital role to play in enhancing the Religious Life of our school.
Each Chaplain has to apply for this important job and is accepted by the Headteacher and the retiring Chaplaincy team. The pupils are selected when they reach the summer term of Year 4 and shadow the existing members and learn how to be a member of the team and the responsibilities that come with the role.
Our Pupil Chaplains are easily identified in school by their special Chaplain badge. Our Pupil Chaplains work hard to promote our Catholic faith in school but they are also a wonderful link between the school and our parish.
“In Sanctus we do many jobs such as, prayer club designed for each year group, reading in Mass, hosting competitions, handing out the Wednesday Word, checking and cleaning the Oratory and checking class RE altars and displays. There are only five of us in SANCTUS but we get the job done quick. I feel very honoured to be a part of SANCTUS and I really enjoy it.”

Our chaplaincy group goes by the name of Sanctus. The roles and responsibilities of our SANCTUS team. We are very proud of our pupil chaplains and they are a credit to us.

Whole school competitions- most recently, we looked at the Holy Rosary and asked the children what the Rosary means to you. The entries included prayers, drawings and poems.

Prayer Club- We host a prayer club weekly for every year group.

UNICEF- They work closely with our UNICEF group to promote global issues.

Mass- We play a role in our whole school and class masses.

Catholic Social Teaching - We are promoting the strands of CST in our prayer club.

Inspections- SANCTUS have a vital role in the inspections that take place across the academic year. They were invited to speak with our inspectors from OfSTED and Section 48 team.

A comment from our most recent Section 48 report states;

'The ‘Sanctus’ group promote Religious Education around the school and lead on the development of many faith based activities. They were involved in the setting up of the prayer garden demonstrating faith in action. The ‘Charities’ group encourages other pupils to contribute to a range of different charities in school. Other tasks include pupils carry out include welcoming new pupils and staff to our school, leading Masses and Liturgical events, delivering whole school morning worship through the school broadcast system and leading fundraising initiatives.'