Our College Wellbeing Framework is concerned with the pastoral care and growth of the whole child. We take a proactive approach to student wellbeing, with programs to support all students in their academic, social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and physical development in order that they may thrive in learning and life.
Our vision for wellbeing is that all members of our College realise their potential, recognise and manage their emotions and develop their capacity to grow and flourish in our Christ centred community. From Prep to Year 12 we have a range of strategic and intentional programs that support student wellbeing including buddy programs, peer support and pastoral care classes.
Our Wellbeing Coordinators work with a team of teachers, counsellors and youth ministers to ensure all students in the College feel safe, valued and supported and can develop the skills to form positive and healthy relationships in a consistent, caring and nurturing environment. We understand that from time to time students will make poor choices and our Restorative Practices framework assists students in learning from their mistakes, taking responsibility for their actions, making better decisions and being able to move forward in a supportive and non-judgemental manner.
Student wellbeing and healthy relationships are fundamental to a quality education. We work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure positive relationships amongst all community members, working together to support every student in our care, to become safe and respectful learners with a genuine sense of belonging.
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.
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.
We understand that from time to time students will make poor choices and our Restorative Practices framework will assist students in learning from their mistakes, making informed decisions and being able to move forward in a supportive and non-judgemental manner.
Restorative Practices have been developed to support and facilitate the building of healthy relationships. It has been proven beyond doubt that when individuals live in healthy and life giving relationships with significant others, there is abundant personal growth, capacity for character building and a high level achievement in all areas of endeavour.
Restorative Practices offers teachers, parents and students a way of working together to build and maintain healthy relationships. Important to this process is the understanding that we can come to see incidents of harm as opportunities for learning. This thinking helps us to fix things up when they go wrong. We can do this by making a choice to repair the harm that has resulted from wrong doing instead of focusing attention on punishing wrongdoers. It does not mean we do not have consequences, but it does mean that we try and fix the underlying problems by having the wrong doer listen to the person who has been harmed and begin to assist in repairing that harm. In this way, learning and healing can be an outcome.