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Pastoral Care

Pastoral care plays an important role in both the well-being and learning of our students.

We understand that the emotional well-being of students is fundamental to their academic success, and so we offer a holistic approach that develops students’ understanding of well-being through explicit teaching of strategies to develop growth mindsets, resilience and well-being.

Roles and responsibilities of our team members

School Psychologist

  • Mental health and well-being:
    • Provides direct support for students experiencing mental health and well-being difficulties
    • Assists the school and children to maximise development of positive mental health and well-being
  • Learning:
    • Where appropriate, conducts assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disabilities at school
    • Supports the school in making appropriate curriculum adjustments for students in order to enhance their learning outcomes
  • Behaviour:
    • Works with students, parents and the school to identify and change target behaviours at the individual, group and systemic level

Chaplain

  • Supports students and parents in time of need
  • Supports a caring consciousness within the school

Year Coordinators

  • Responsible for the pastoral care of students by offering advice and support in all aspects of school life including subjects, study, social and family concerns
  • Provides leadership and direction to their year group
  • Encourages students to participate in school and community events
  • Liaises with parents about academic, social and emotional issues concerning students

School Nurse

  • Identifies students who may have health problems which affect them in school
  • Prepares care plans and procedures to manage health problems
  • Provides health education for students, staff and parents and health promotions
  • Is a resource for students, staff and parents and provides links to outside agencies

Aboriginal and Indigenous Education Officers (AIEO’s)

  • provide support to staff, students and the Aboriginal community in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of school based programs.
  • support to the school and class teacher, a positive role model, consultant to the education program and teaching aspects of Aboriginal culture.
  • Liaison Role between Aboriginal parents and teachers encouraging parent involvement in school, and conducting home liaison visits.