Galway Community College
Further Education

Chaplaincy

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The School Chaplain is a faith presence in the College community who is available to students, parents and staff members alike. The Chaplain works closely with school management, year heads, tutors, teachers to promote a harmonious College environment for the well-being of all its members.

The motto of Galway Community College Chaplain is:

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Lig do sholas go soiléir, is féidir le daoine eile a mbealach amach as an dorchadas.

The Chaplain endeavours to accompany young people on their journey through life, and encourages them to let their light shine brightly.

The role of the Chaplain is wide and varied, it can involve meeting students on an individual basis, and participating in activities which relate to the well-being and development of the College community.

This role enables the development of relationships of trust with students, staff.

The School Chaplain organises guest speakers and charity fundraising events which is an integral aspect of the role.

One of a Chaplain's key duties is to provide pastoral care. All of us need some kind of non-judgmental, understanding support: someone to listen actively and offer comfort, someone to provide assurance and encouragement that help is available. This role can involve counselling students suffering from emotional trauma, offering advice to pupils facing difficult decisions, leading groups that deal with issues such as bereavement or co-ordinating peer mentoring services.

Supporting the College community may also mean referring individuals to outside support agencies, such as mental health, addiction or medical professionals, where necessary.

The Chaplain provides an open door where students, as well as other members of the school community, can receive support in a safe and confidential manner. The School Chaplain is someone with whom students and their families can talk.

Should you wish to contact Adrian our Chaplain you can do so by calling 091755464

or by email adrian.mcgrath@gretb.ie

Reflection

If this is not a place where tears are understood,
Where do I go to cry?
If this is not a place where my spirits can take wing,
Where do I go to fly?
If this is not a place where my questions can be asked,
Where do I go to seek?
If this is not a place where my feelings can be heard,
Where do I go to speak?
If this is not a place where you’ll accept me as I am,
Where can I go to be?
If this is not a place where I can try to learn and grow,
Where can I be just me?

Apr 06
2020
Easter Holidays
Apr 24
2020
Final Date for Submission of QQI Coursework
Apr 27
2020
EXAMS (Further Education)
May 14
2020
FE Information & Registration Evening
Wellpark Rd, Galway
 091 755464
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