At some point in our lives all of us need some kind of support. The School Chaplain is there to support the school community in a pastoral capacity and provides an open-door whereby all members of the school community can receive support in a safe and confidential manor.
Catherine Clarke is the full-time Chaplain in Portmarnock Community School.
Some of the services that she provides in the day to day running of PCS are as follows:
-Working closely with the Religion Department to promote the spiritual aspects of school life
– Teaching RE.
-Organizing school retreats and guest speakers.
-Offering opportunities for prayer/reflection and meditation throughout the school day
-Providing one to one support for students, staff and parents and being available to support the school community especially in times of bereavement or personal crises
-Organizing Liturgical events during the year.
-Attendance at all year group assemblies
-Maintaining Parish links
-Promoting well-being within the school community and a member of the Pastoral Care Team.
-Charity and Outreach Involvement
-Promoting and supporting leadership within the school community, Catherine is the co-ordinator of the perfecting system and supports senior students in this role.
Please feel free to contact Catherine at anytime on 8038061