School Chaplain: Fr. Jesmond.
The chaplain is a faith presence in the school community and is available to all students and staff, and, if possible, will always be happy to help whenever asked. A person does not need to be a member of a particular faith, or even feel oneself to be religious, in order to talk or look for help from the chaplain.
He acts as the link between the school and religious communities in the locality. With the Religion Department, he provides a planned programme of liturgical events within the academic year. He is also a key member in the school pastoral programme and crisis management team. Not having a disciplinary role in the school, he is well placed to hear the needs of young people and to be a listening ear for them.The Salesian Catechist/Chaplain takes responsibility for the rhythm of prayer, religious services and sacraments within the Salesian School.
Spirituality and religious practices are to be presented as having a dual focus; that of self reflection in the company of the person of Jesus and, that of action for the good of one's neighbours and community.
It is in group activities, guided by the Chaplain/Catechist and his/her team that young people learn to mentor each other in their faith and build bonds that helped them to understand the importance of friendship, solidarity, charity and duty.
The chaplaincy will strive to have a number of religious services for each class throughout the school year and encourage students to develop a personal prayer life. Students should always feel free to approach the chaplain if they have any concerns or worries they wish to address.
A daily Mass is said every morning in the oratory.