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
- 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
- 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
- Works with students, parents and the school to identify and change target behaviours at the individual, group and systemic level
- Supports students and parents in time of need
- Supports a caring consciousness within the school
- 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
- 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.