Catholic Education South Australia


Mount Carmel provides students with a solid academic foundation within a supportive environment that helps them reach their full potential.

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:

  • Director of Students (Chair)
  • Year Level Coordinators
  • School Counsellors
  • Transition Pathways Coordinator
  • Assistant Principal: Religious Identity & Mission (APRIM)
  • College Chaplain

The Students Committee strives to:

  • develop student personal responsibility for their behaviour and learning;
  • contribute to the development of better levels of academic outcomes;
  • encourage higher levels of engagement in student learning;
  • support the ongoing spiritual development of students and staff;
  • foster effective relationships with parent/caregivers in building strong partnerships in supporting students in their educational process;
  • support staff in their management of students in and outside of the classroom;
  • support the development of greater levels of consistency in staff expectations of students;
  • strengthen opportunities for the development of student leadership;
  • develop greater levels of identity of students as members of the Middle and Senior Years;
  • and working with and supporting other key staff including Home Group Teachers, the College Counsellors and specialist staff in the Learning Enhancement Team, Mary MacKillop Unit and Indigenous/Refugee Support area.

Our Parent Handbook provides Parents/Caregivers and students with detailed information about the College, as well as important year-level specific information.

Download Parent Handbook