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Pastoral Care Report - July 25, 2019

author: Brad Murray

24 Jul

Pastoral Care Report - July 25, 2019

2019 Pastoral Care Program: Information for Parents

DATES – PASTORAL CARE

Please see below a list of all wellbeing events scheduled for the remainder of 2019 – if a date is applicable to your son, can I please ask you to mark this in your calendars for future reference:

JULY 29Year 7 and 8 Brainstorm Productions

  • Venue: Pavilion

  • Year 7 Session – 9am – 10.30am (Session 2&3)

  • Year 8 – 10.55am – 12.25pm (Session 4&5)

AUGUST 5Year 11 Carmen Road Safety

  • Venue: Pavilion

  • Student Session – 9am – 10.30pm (Session 2&3)

Keeping Safe: Information for Parents

As part of St Patrick’s College mission to create a safe and secure learning environment for our students, it is crucial that our broader community of parents are well-informed with the latest information and research available, so we can work as partners to keep our students safe.  This week’s focus is to outline the purpose of the Keeping Safe program. 

Keeping Safe (SA DECD) has both a narrow and a broad focus. While its specific aim is to help young people to learn to recognise and report abuse and develop ways of protecting themselves from abuse, its wider focus covers rights, responsibilities, relationships, bullying, cyberbullying and ethical behaviour. The teaching staff and students at St Patrick’s College effectively participate in this program through:

  • fostering care, empathy, respect and cooperation, leading to safe and supportive environment

  • promoting reciprocal rights and responsibilities for the good of individuals themselves and of others

  • promoting high quality interactions and relationships and the dignity of cultural and social diversity

  • promoting informed, responsible and ethical decision-making about safety and fairness for the common good

  • promoting the development of skills in recognising standards of behaviour, responding to unsafe and unfair situations, and seeking assistance effectively.

Taking the developmental stages of young people into account, this curriculum provides a pathway for young people to increase their learning:

  • about their right to feel safe

  • to recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and attitudes

  • about their right to take action if a person engages in abusive behaviour towards them and threatens their safety, including cyber abuse

  • that it is important to tell trusted people about such situations

  • that help is available to them within their school and the broader community

  • that they are at greater risk of abuse by people known to them than by strangers

  • that they have the right to understand how unequal power relationships operate in society and how these might be changed

  • that young people have the right to protection from abuse and unfair practices in the workplace.

For more information on our Pastoral Care program, please visit:

http://www.stpats.vic.edu.au/en/st-patricks-college/pastoral-care/

I would encourage all students and parents to fully engage and participate in all of our wellbeing programs on offer, as they are an integral element of our broader mission to educate the whole person.

Kind regards,

Mr Bradley Murray

Pastoral Care Coordinator