Catholic Education South Australia

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD

Students learn best and are happiest in a school environment where they feel safe physically and emotionally.

Mount Carmel College is committed to providing a high level of support to students, families and staff via our experienced and compassionate counsellors. 

The Counsellors work closely with members of the Students Committee for educational and personal counselling. They act as a contact and support person and are supported by various external agencies. Our School Counsellors are appropriately qualified and trained in dealing with issues of a sensitive and confidential nature, and are committed to assisting students, parents/caregivers and staff with any issues. Parents are encouraged to advise the College if there are issues occurring at home or at school which may impact their child’s progress and wellbeing.

Our College Counsellors:

  • provide support and education with regards to personal issues and relationships;
  • liaise with outside agencies as required;
  • work with students in a restorative manner after bullying and harassment has been identified;
  • assist with school-related concerns;
  • offer support in home and friendship issues;
  • provide a supportive and friendly environment in which to talk;

 

 

Mount Carmel College works with parents/caregivers and the College Community to support Aboriginal/Indigenous students’ wellbeing, learning and positive choices. Individual learning and case management support is available.

At Mount Carmel College, our EALD (English as an Additional Language or Dialect) teachers offer specialised support to facilitate improved outcomes for EALD students. They identify, monitor and report individual learners’ needs and develop teaching programs in consultation with classroom teachers to provide learning opportunities to meet those needs.

The National Schools Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) is a support program for families, students and staff. Participation is voluntary.

 

Acknowledgement

The National Schools Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), is funded by the federal government and the State Government administers it to fund school chaplaincy/Youth Minister/Pastoral Care services.

Objectives of the Program at Mount Carmel College

The objectives of the National Chaplaincy Program is to assist the Mount Carmel College community to provide pastoral care and general spiritual, social and emotional comfort to all students, irrespective of their faith or beliefs. This can include support and guidance about ethics, values, relationships and spiritual issues; the provision of student welfare; and enhancing engagement with the broader community.

Voluntary participation
The program provides support for families, students and staff. Participation in the program is voluntary. 

Complementary to other services
The program complements the ministry of staff at Mount Carmel College. It complements the role of:

  • Staff in their educative and pastoral role with students and their families;
  • College counsellors;
  • Assistant Principal in Religious Identity and Mission; and
  • the Student Wellbeing program at the College.

The handling of complaints
Anyone who has a complaint about the program is encouraged to raise their concerns by contacting the College Principal on 8447 0500.

School community Consultation
The College consults with the community in various ways for the priorities for the program.