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Pastoral Care

Care for the Whole Child

Pastoral Care at Oran Park Anglican College is concerned with the wellbeing of the whole child. Our program supports all students in their academic, social, emotional, spiritual and physical development. The College aims to ensure all students are known in depth by at least one staff member. Their Pastoral Care teacher is a trusted adult in whom they can confide and who will guide them through the senior years of their education.

Staff meet with their Pastoral Care group each morning and deliver a targeted program specific to each year group. Modules include study skills, cyber-safety, growth mindset, service learning, positive psychology and mental health and goal setting along with a number of classes aimed at developing in our students the schools core values of Courage, Collaboration, Craftsmanship, Curiosity, and Compassion.

Pastoral Care group aims to develop community and foster positive relationships between students. The PC teacher is the first point of contact between the school and home and staff pro-actively monitor each students overall wellbeing. They provide ongoing support for students and partner with the home to assist students to develop the moral and intellectual character to become positive contributors to society. As a College, our intention is to commend and cultivate Christian faith in our students and the Pastoral Care teacher plays an important role in fostering a student’s spiritual growth.

 

Positive School Culture

The climate of a school is closely correlated with student behaviour and expectations. All students and staff at Oran Park Anglican College have the right to be treated fairly, with respect and dignity in an environment free from physical and verbal disruption, intimidation, harassment and discrimination. Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning and behaviour in an environment that is ordered and where expectations are clear.

To achieve this, the College will maintain high expectations of student behaviour at all times. Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for Oran Park Anglican College acts as our guide for supporting students under our care.

 

Student Responsibilities and Rights

We understand that from time to time students will make poor choices and our Restorative Justice model will assist students in learning from their mistakes, making informed decisions and being able to move forward in a supportive and non-judgemental manner.

Positive relationships are fundamental to a quality education. Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for Oran Park Anglican College relies on our partnership with parents and positive relationships with all community members, working together to support every student in our care.