At Mount Carmel College, the pastoral care of your child is a core part of our curriculum as we work to promote a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all members of our community. Respectful relationships are fostered as we build the capacity of young people to care for themselves and others, drawing on our College’s Catholic social justice teachings and Josephite tradition.
Recognising the vital role that wellbeing plays in how young people learn and grow, our formal Pastoral Care program is delivered to all students over a 75-minute lesson each week. The program focuses on developing and nurturing each child’s social, emotional, spiritual and academic gifts, both at the College and as members of the wider community.
Encompassing a developmental approach to the young person’s place in the world, Pastoral Care is structured to reflect the College’s Core Values of Belonging, Diversity, Excellence and Relationship.
Across the year levels, the program draws on frameworks and resources from the Positive Education approach and Mind Matters, while incorporating the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum. In addition, through engaging with community organisations including Headspace, SAPOL and Centacare, students are able to explore ways in which to support their positive mental health and wellbeing at each stage of their life, covering aspects such as digital citizenship and cyber-safety, driver education, healthy lifestyles, and social and emotional support networks.
The Students Committee at Mount Carmel College is led by the:
The Students Committee strives to: