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Pastoral Care and Leadership
Pastoral Care and Leadership
The relationships developed by students with their teachers and each other is the backbone of our pastoral care program.
We believe that students are best placed to succeed in a supportive and inclusive environment in which consistent values and expectations are reinforced.
This constructive and disciplined approach is an expression of the responsibility of the whole school community to ensure that student growth and learning are positive and safe.
Our Catholic ethos is expressed in a safe and secure environment based on the values of dignity, respect, justice and forgiveness.
Pastoral Care at the College is our expression of faith in action, demonstrated by individual care and concern. This program is a commitment to and a structure for building community between staff, students, parents and teachers through the establishment of right relationships.
Through a conscious focus on each individual, our pastoral care seeks to affirm personal dignity and worth, build appreciation and value of self, resilience and develop interpersonal relationship skills.
Student leadership at the College plays an important part in ensuring students have a voice. The Student Leadership Group (SLG) comprises student representatives from every year level and House.
Regular SLG meetings are conducted by the Year 12 House captains, who set the agendas, chair the meetings and prepare the minutes. The student leaders are assigned to academic, relationships or environment portfolios. The SLG provides valuable feedback to the College Leadership Team.
The College Captains and House Captains work to foster a strong culture and sense of community and belonging. They inspire other to lead, to be the best that they can and to pursue personal best.
One House Captain from each campus is a member of the College Board, ensuring that the student voice is heard in Board discussions and that feedback is gained from a student perspective. Senior students are also appointed to leadership in the areas of Liturgy, Arts, Social Justice, Academic and Sport.
The Resilience Project
Emmanuel College utilises The Resilience Project as a proactive wellbeing program. The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to our students, using practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness.
The key pillars for enhancing Resilience are the ongoing practice of mindfulness, empathy and gratitude. Year 7 students enjoy a presentation from a Resilience Project facilitator and complete a series of workshops throughout the year in their Life to the Full classes. Our Year 8 and 9 students complete more advanced modules as part of their Healthy Living Program.
In our mission we endeavour to develop the whole person, hence our strong desire to foster positive mental health in our students.
Find out more about the Resilience Project here: https://theresilienceproject.com.au/