Student Wellbeing

Pastoral Care and Student Wellbeing

Pastoral Care refers to action taken within a school to promote and enhance personal, social, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Optimal well-being is characterised by positive feelings and attitude, positive relationships with others, resilience and satisfaction with self and experiences and engagement in learning.

Diocese of Broken Bay (2012). Pastoral Care Policy for Diocesan Systemic Schools. As a community we have developed a Behaviour Management Policy that is aimed at achieving our Vision Statement of “A peaceful community, learning together while striving to develop Christian disciples through the values of Discipleship, Respect, Cooperation and Learning”.

The policy identifies key values and looks at the implication of these for students, teachers and parents. The policy includes strategies to identify and reward appropriate behaviour. It outlines consequences for children who work outside school expectations and how parents and teachers can work together to educate the children on positive choices. It also reflects our stance on quality behaviour that does not tolerate bullying.

The document also outlines a series of lessons that students will be taught, encouraged and supported to demonstrate expected behaviours. The Holy Cross Catholic School Well-Being Team coordinate the process involved and support staff in teaching, practising, applying and acknowledging appropriate learning and social behaviours.  All staff will actively support all systems and processes in order to bring about appropriate student behaviours for learning. The policy stresses the different and important roles of both teachers and parents, and gives strategies for honest, positive and open communication.

Download: Behaviour Management Policy Holy Cross Catholic School Anti-Bullying Policy