St John’s is a safe environment where all students are cared for in their educational, spiritual, social and emotional needs.
The Pastoral Care Program at St John’s provides students with sincere and integrated Pastoral Care. It is a partnership between the students, teachers and parents to support their wellbeing as they progress through their formative teenage years and strive to become confident and happy young people of integrity.
Our Pastoral Care program underpins our educational programs and offers students opportunities to:
- Understand and explore their faith
- Build and maintain healthy relationships with other students so that they feel a sense of pride, purpose and belonging
- Monitor and develop social and emotional wellbeing
- Develop a comprehensive and extended support network
- Focus on current adolescent issues, social justice and community initiatives
- Reinforce positive behaviour and develop confidence, resilience and self-esteem
The House Leaders oversee pastoral care of the students alongside the Learning Mentors for each homeroom. Dimensions of pastoral care include:
- pastoral care programs;
- appropriate behaviour of students;
- the correct wearing of Uniform;
- late arrivals and absenteeism of students;
- student academic progress;
- student subject selection and transition;
- student promotion; and
- conducting meetings and organising House activities with the Student House Leaders and Homeroom Representatives
Part of their duties involves arranging interviews with parents when necessary, facilitating House Information Evenings, House Assemblies and pastoral care programs.
House Leaders work with the Learning Mentors and subject teachers to ensure that an environment and atmosphere is created in each House to promote the growth of all students. Supporting students in need and liaising with parents are primary focus.