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pastoral care

According to the Pastoral Care Policy of the College, pastoral care extends directly to the community of St Monica’s College – its students, their parents, the staff and the College Board. It is a term used to describe both an attitude and a process, and is based upon a belief in the dignity of the person. It is expressed through the development of quality relationships, the provision of effective teaching and learning experiences and effective networks of care.

According to the Catholic Education Commission Victoria (CECV) Policy “Pastoral Care of Students in Catholic Schools” pastoral care endeavours “ to promote and enhance student wellbeing of a personal, social, physical, emotional, mental or spiritual nature. Key elements of student wellbeing are positive self regard, respect for others, positive relationships, responsible behaviours and personal resilience”.

The College acknowledges that “enhanced student wellbeing contributes to improved student learning outcomes”. Therefore, effective pastoral care promotes both the personal and academic development of students.

We believe that all members of the community of St Monica’s College are responsible for pastoral care. All members should expect the care and support which comes from a belief in mutually supportive relationships and a desire to see each person secure, connected to and engaged with their school community and able to grow to their full potential. (Pastoral Care of Students in Catholic Schools, CECV 2008).

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