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Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care is the unifying focus for the spiritual, academic, social and emotional aspects of school life at St Paul’s International College.

 

Pastoral Care (Welfare) at St Paul’s International College occurs within the following context:

  • Encompasses everything the school community does to meet the personal, social and learning needs of students
  • Creates a safe, caring school environment in which students are nurtured as they learn
  • Is achieved through the total school curriculum and its delivery
  • Incorporates effective discipline
  • Incorporates preventive health and social skills programs
  • Recognises the diversity within the school community and provides programs and support which acknowledge difference and promote harmony

Provides opportunities for students to:

  • enjoy success and recognition
  • make a useful contribution to the life of the school and the wider community
  • derive enjoyment from their learning
  • develop resilience, self-motivation and Christian values
  • take responsibility for their own welfare and development

Such policies, programs and practices include a dedication to inter-cultural understanding, an enriching and comprehensive personal development program, a discipline code based on rights and responsibilities, a fostering of individual and group skills, and an encouragement of healthy leisure activity.

The Head of Welfare and Head of RE confer on a regular basis on pastoral matters and their relevance within the RE curriculum. This has become the major forum for discussion based on student’s personal development, bullying and other relevant pastoral care issues.

We conduct a series of regular Year meetings conducted by the Year coordinators to introduce topics such as bullying, smoking, study skills, student health issues, subject selections and academic pathways

Other areas of Pastoral care include the following formats: Year Group meetings two to three times a term, individual meetings with students of concern with Heads of Faculty input, Camps and personal interviews with students of concern, educational reviews at the beginning of term based on student reports and outcomes.

The Head of Welfare maintains a close liaison with Boarding House supervisors and conducts a weekly meeting to discuss students of concern and other operational matters of the academic aspects of school life. 

Nine Values for Schooling at St Paul’s International College

Care and Compassion

Care for self and others

 

Achievement

Seek to accomplish something worthy and admirable, try hard, and pursue excellence

 

"Fair Go"

Pursue and protect the common good where all people are treated fairly for a just society

Honesty and Trustworthiness

Be honest, sincere and seek the truth

 

Integrity

Act in accordance with principles of moral and ethical conduct; ensure consistency between words and deeds

 

Respect

Treat others with consideration and regard, respect another person's point of view

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Responsibility

Be accountable for one's own actions, resolve differences in constructive, non-violent and peaceful ways, contribute to society and to civic life, take care of the environment

 

Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion

Be aware of others and their cultures, accept diversity within a democratic society, being included and including others

 

Family Values

Loving those who are close to you unconditionally as God does to you

St.Paul's International College

ST PAUL'S INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
463 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
New South Wales, Australia 2577

CONTACT US
Ph: +61 2 4868 2211 fax: +61 2 4868 1610
info@spic.nsw.edu.au