Choosing Themes for Chapel or Christian Assemblies

Choosing Themes for Chapel or Christian Assemblies Article by Rev Alice Monaghan, Chaplain, Westonbirt School This was written originally for our e-TNV publication in November 2020 On a recent visit to Westonbirt School, to speak at our Sunday evening Chapel Service and Monday morning chapel Assembly on our term’s theme: ‘Adventures’, Frankie Knight (TISCA Trustee) asked … Continue reading Choosing Themes for Chapel or Christian Assemblies

Top Tips for Trainee Teachers 

It can be a tough time training to be a teacher.  Here are a few Top Tips that teachers sent in to those in their first year of teaching.   Prefect's Training 2019 - Kingham Hill School Feedback from teachers in their first year of teaching Respond to pupils’ parents and other staff with calmness. Reacting to a comment or email immediately can make communication … Continue reading Top Tips for Trainee Teachers 

Chaplains’ Conference 2021

Ed -updated 13th May 2021 Our Chaplains’ Conference 2021 this year will be on ‘Encouraging, Enthusing, Equipping and Envisioning for renewed service’. We aim (!) to be in person at the Elim Conference Centre, West Malvern, which we have used in the past. We will also have an online option where people can join, over … Continue reading Chaplains’ Conference 2021

TISCA Online Annual Conference 2021

Quick Link - Eventbrite Our Annual Conference booking is open We are pleased to announce our annual conference will be online this year on Tuesday 15th June 2021 for the morning only. Our theme will be ‘Hope over anxiety in a post-COVID world’ – Christian hope in an anxious world – practical encouragement for schools … Continue reading TISCA Online Annual Conference 2021

TISCA Guest blog – Lockdown new normal and Summer Holidays

TISCA Guest Blog We have asked one of our Chaplains, Alex Aldous of Prestfelde Preparatory School, Shrewsbury, if we might occasionally publish his regular 'thoughts for the day' - and he has agreed. The first blog was written in late June 2020 and considers, as we emerge from lockdown, what the 'new normal' should look … Continue reading TISCA Guest blog – Lockdown new normal and Summer Holidays

Prefect Training Days 2020 – brochures published

Tisca Prefect training days Ed - Updated 10 August 2020 re our online offer for 2020 TISCA are pleased to present the 2020-2021 Prefect Training Days brochures. Full details and booking for both the Senior and Prep School Leadership Training Days can be found on our website http://www.tisca.org.uk/events and also here. Senior Leadership Senior Leadership … Continue reading Prefect Training Days 2020 – brochures published

Resources for chapels and assemblies

updated 11th May 2020 - Ed. One of the things we at TISCA have been doing during our 'lockdown' situation is to work with school Chaplains and others to provide useful resources for online chapels and assemblies. We have had great response from our Chaplains particularly and they have been extremely generous in allowing us … Continue reading Resources for chapels and assemblies

TISCA Prayer – Summer 2020

Every term we send our our TISCA Prayer calendar - a resource you can use weekly or daily to pray for the work of The Independent Schools Christian Association. Below is our daily thoughts for prayer. SUNDAY Assemblies, chapel services, special events– use of online resources and technology: skill, ingenuity, engagement MONDAY Chaplains…online pastoral work, … Continue reading TISCA Prayer – Summer 2020

Locked Down but not Locked Out

Our recent post on Succeeding as a VC – Virtual Chaplain – has led to an unprecedented number of ‘hits’ on our website and from the TISCA Chaplains’ WhatsApp group. We are grateful to everyone’s input and ideas – and this blog post is an update. Licensed to sing out! Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash If you … Continue reading Locked Down but not Locked Out

Succeeding as a "Virtual Chaplain"

Sharing ideas and innovation in these extraordinary times Ever since the announcement from the UK Government that schools would close to help combat the spread of Covid-19, our TISCA Chaplain's WhatsApp group has been a buzz. There have been ideas on how to conduct Chapel services - life stream or pre-recorded - the best places … Continue reading Succeeding as a "Virtual Chaplain"