Pastoral Care and Wellbeing
Pastoral care is at the heart of the educational experience offered at St John’s Catholic College.
In creating a culture of welcome and belonging within a small school environment, the pastoral care and wellbeing program is based on faith, education, community and tradition.
Our Pastoral Care Program:
- A vertical pastoral care system, structured around our four Houses: Daley, Burford, O’Loughlin and Doneley.
- Students cared for by a Head of House who provide leadership and support for pastoral care and wellbeing, student attendance, behaviour management, student engagement, and promotion of House identity, pride and spirit.
- Daily vertical Homeroom (8:45am – 9:00am): prayer, roll call, uniform check, review of upcoming events and pastoral activity.
- A high expectations environment regarding student conduct and presentation with the three key expectations of Stay Safe, Respect Everyone and Learn Everyday.
- Formal assemblies acknowledging, affirming and celebrating student effort and achievement.
- A 95%+ attendance expectation to support positive education, employment, health and wellbeing outcomes.
- A focus on developing identity, pride and spirit through events, carnivals and activities.
- Celebrating as a community our annual Catholic Identity Feast Day – Sacred Heart Day.
- Open Days, Orientation, Induction and Buddy Programs for new students.
- House Spirit and Year Level Formation Days.
- House Cup Activities: sporting and academic.
- Year Level presentations and excursions to engage with key public health and safety programs.
- Opportunities for students to be involved in lunch time activities: choir, gym, student leadership / student representative committee, gardening, etc