Spir­i­tual teacher ar­rives at col­lege

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

STAFF and stu­dents from All Hal­lows Col­lege have wel­comed Sis­ter Su­san to the chap­laincy team.

Sis­ter Su­san will work closely with Rev David Har­ri­son, who has been the col­lege’s chap­lain for the past 10 years.

Prior to join­ing all Hal­lows, Sis­ter Su­san has taught RE in sec­ondary schools, been in the min­istry of lead­er­ship and worked as a chap­lain in a high school.

How­ever, her re­la­tion­ship with All Hal­lows and the Pre­sen­ta­tion Sis­ters goes back many years, and it is through her sup­port that the school was able to make links with a com­mu­nity in Tamil Nadu, In­dia.

Ef­forts at the school have con­trib­uted to­wards the build­ing and main­te­nance of the All Saints Health clinic and Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in In­dia.

The op­por­tu­nity af­forded by these con­nec­tions has en­abled some of All Hal­lows’ se­nior stu­dents to visit In­dia, which has been a trans­for­ma­tional ex­pe­ri­ence for them.

Michelle Garvey, as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal at All Hal­lows, said: “Sis­ter Su­san brings with her a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence and will be fo­cus­ing on de­vel­op­ing the spir­i­tual life of our staff and stu­dents.”

Sis­ter Su­san said: “There are many ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to con­tinue to de­velop and en­hance the Catholic life and ethos of All Hal­lows Col­lege.

“I am look­ing for­ward to ty­ing in with the work of the RE de­part­ment, which does an ex­cel­lent job and is full of ideas, and en­rich­ing some of their ac­tiv­i­ties.

“I am keen to pro­mote the con­cept of stu­dent chap­laincy teams so that we de­velop our young peo­ple’s lead­er­ship skills in faith, spir­i­tu­al­ity and work­ing with others.

“These teams will as­sist in the prayer life of the school and take an ac­tive part in pre­par­ing and de­liv­er­ing re­treats.

“In this way, we can en­sure that every­one in the school gets the op­por­tu­nity to have time to re­flect and deepen their faith.

“I also hope to con­trib­ute to cre­at­ing mean­ing­ful op­por­tu­ni­ties and ex­pe­ri­ences which al­low staff to de­velop their spir­i­tu­al­ity.”

●● Sis­ter Su­san

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