St. Gerard's RC Primary School
Avalon Court
Hemlington
Middlesbrough
TS8 9HU

Admin e-mail: michelle.wrightson@mcschools.org.uk

Telephone: (01642) 591820
Fax: (01642) 594069

Chaplaincy

Our school Chaplaincy team, which is organised by Mrs Taylor, enthusiastically help to organise and promote events within school which help us all to grow and share our Faith.

 

2017/18

Our prayer group meets one lunchtime a week to spend time reflecting upon and learning more about their Faith. Projects this year have included: understanding the Rosary, creating a Remembrance tree and learning more about our House Saints.

 

The Wednesday Word is given to families each week so they are fully supported in understanding what children are learning in school. We want to share the Good News of the gospel with all our families. Click the picture to find out more.

This year, we welcome back Mr Harrison, Diocesan Musical Director, who will be working with our KS2 children every week to help develop our singing skills and knowledge of Liturgical music.

September Welcome to the new year school mass
Prayer group/chaplaincy team focus on St Gerard
October Visit to St Gerard’s by Bishop Terrance Drainy
Prayer group/chaplaincy team focus on the Holy Rosary
Fr Phillip visited Year 4 to speak to all of the children about the Parish ‘Community’
Fr Phillip visited and taught Y6 about his own vocation and commitment to the priesthood.
Fr Phillip visited and taught Y5 about his own mission and role in the community
Fr Phillip visited Y1/2 and delivered a mock baptism.
School/Family mass (shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
First Holy Communion preparation meeting (Shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
Collection for the Upper Room/ John Paul Centre. A volunteer from the organisation led an assembly for the whole school.
CPD Whole school at Trinity Catholic College.
November Prayer group/chaplaincy team focus on remembering those who have died.
Year 4 visit St Mary’s RC Cathedral, class mass, liturgical objects trail and discussion
School/Family mass (shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
First Holy Communion preparation meeting (Shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
Collection for the Upper Room/ John Paul Centre. A volunteer from the organisation led an assembly for the whole school.
RE Coordinators meeting- Middlesbrough Diocesan Schools.
December Daily Advent whole school collective worship
Prayer group/chaplaincy team focus on the events leading up to the birth of Jesus.
Whole school Christmas performance of ‘Follow the Star’ at St Mary’s Cathedral
Travelling Crib taken home by pupils in all classes
School/Family mass (shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
First Holy Communion preparation meeting (Shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
Collection for CAUSE hampers
All parents invited to take part in Advent class Collective Worship
Parents and parish community invited to Carols Around the Crib. Scripture retelling of the Nativity story and Carols.
January Prayer group/chaplaincy team focus on the House Saints.
First Reconciliation preparation meeting (Shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
Father Philip and two Franciscan Nuns visited school, leading a Collective Worship and talking to individual classes about their mission.
February Whole school attended Ash Wednesday Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral.
School/Family mass (shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
First Holy Communion preparation meeting (Shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
First Reconciliation preparation meeting (Shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
RE Coordinators meeting- Middlesbrough Diocesan Schools.
March Prayer group/chaplaincy team focus on the Stations of the Cross
Travelling Cross taken home by pupils in all classes
School/Family mass (shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
First Holy Communion preparation meeting (Shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
First Reconciliation preparation meeting (Shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral
April Year 3 and 4 retreat to Osmotherly with the Diocesan My Mission Team.
Daily Lenten journey for the whole school during Holy Week.
School stations of the Cross at St Mary’s Cathedral
Prayer group/ chaplaincy team focus on the Stations of the Cross. (Displayed throughout Lent in the school hall)
Group of pupils attended the Mass of Chrism at St Mary’s Cathedral
Last Supper mass at St Mary’s Cathedral
CAFOD Big Fish Collection and liturgies.
School Stations of the Cross, journey around the classrooms/stations
All parents invited to take part in Lenten class Collective Worship
May First Holy Communion celebration at St Mary’s Cathedral
Prayer group/chaplaincy team focus on the Holy Rosary
June Prayer group/chaplaincy team prayed for those children in our Academy who had received any sacrament.
Fr Phillip accompanied children from years 4/5 and 6 to London,
All parents invited to take part in Pentecost class Collective Worship
July Final School/Family mass (shared with St Augustine’s) at St Mary’s Cathedral. Celebrating all of the parish sacraments this school year.
Leavers mass.
Leavers Assembly
RE Coordinators meeting- Middlesbrough Diocesan Schools.
Summer holidays Feast of Fun with St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. Timothy’s CofE Churches.

 

Bishop Terence Drainey visited our school in October. We had a wonderful morning with him, sharing our learning and telling him all about our wonderful school. Bishop Terry spent time in every class, telling us more about himself, his role and the Church. Thank you for coming to visit us Bishop Terry – we hope to see you again soon.