Pastoral Care Program

From Deputy Principal Wellbeing:

Rick VanDuppen

We welcome all families to John Paul College.  John Paul College is committed to creating and maintaining an environment within which all members of the school community experience a sense of belonging, being valued and feeling cared for.

As a member of the college community your child will belong to a Pastoral Care Group (PCG) either in the Middle School (Years 7-9) or the Senior School (Years 10-12), under the guidance of both a Pastoral Care Teacher and a House Co-ordinator.

Your child will meet each morning in their PCG for ‘circle time’ which will involve meeting with their Pastoral Care Teacher, being involved with daily prayer and receiving school communication via the Daily Notes.

Your child will also be involved in our Pastoral Care Program, a 75 minutes class each cycle aimed at fostering relationships and connection, personal development, skills to support life-long learning and community service.

We hope that all children and their families enjoy the journey they have at John Paul College.

Rick VanDuppen

 

Pastoral Care at JPC

John Paul College provides a nurturing environment, allowing students to develop into confident and mature individuals. The pastoral care program is based on a combination of horizontal year level based activities and vertical house based activities. The vertical house system allows for students to develop connectedness to a range of students across many year levels and helps create the sense of community within the school.
 

The aims of our pastoral program are:

Relationship & Connection

To foster student connectedness and belonging to the school community by nurturing strong interpersonal relationships between teachers, students and families, and by providing opportunities for students to feel part of a group that encourages cross age support, friendship, inclusivity and community involvement.

Personal Development

To provide opportunities for each student to mature as a unique, holistic individual equipped with the life skills, emotional resilience and confidence to develop their potential and share their gifts.

Community Service

For the values of Community Service and Social Justice to be a lived experience which actively teaches students that they as individuals and as a community can make a difference to their world.

Life Long Learning

To support students as reflective lifelong learners through explicit teaching of goal setting, time management, establishing a homework routine and effective use of a daily planner, and by encouraging engagement, motivation, and the pursuit of excellence.