Mount Carmel College is committed to providing a high level of support to students, families and staff via our experienced and compassionate counsellors.
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 EAL (English as an Additional Language) teacher offers specialised support to facilitate improved outcomes for EAL 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.
Sister Catherine Mead is Mount Carmel College's Chaplain. Her background is in teaching and leadership in R-12 Catholic schools.
She is on site 6 hours a week and may be contacted by phoning 8447 0500.
In the absence of the Chaplain
Please direct enquiries to the Home Group Teacher, Year Level Coordinator, or Director of Students by phoning the College on 8447 0500.
Following the High Court decision in 2014, the Federal Government’s National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program has now been replaced by the National Schools Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), which State Government's administer to fund school chaplaincy services over the 2015 to 2018 school years.
What this means for schools in Catholic Schools in South Australia
In late 2014, Catholic Education SA (CESA) and the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) convened a cross sector panel to discuss and prepare for the approval from our state Government Cabinet for NSCP to proceed in SA. That approval was granted, and all Catholic Schools in SA were invited to apply for grants. While funding for the new program has been reduced, 52 Catholic Schools have been successful in being granted funds to continue with either a Chaplain or a Youth Minister.
What this means for Mount Carmel College
Mount Carmel College has been successful in receiving a grant and acknowledges and thanks the Australian Government, via the State Government, for its ongoing support for the Chaplaincy Services being undertaken at Mount Carmel College.
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.
The program provides support for families, students and staff. Participation in the program is voluntary. Students, families and staff have the choice at any time to opt out of the service.
Complementary to other services
The Chaplaincy program complements the ministry of staff at Mount Carmel College. It complements the role of:
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, and formally with parent representative groups for the priorities for the program.
Sister Catherine Mead, Sister of St Joseph, has recently been appointed as Mount Carmel College's Chaplain. Her background is in teaching and administration in R-12 schools.
Sr Catherine is onsite at the College 6 hours a week and can be contacted by phoning the College on 8447 0500.
In the absence of the Chaplain
Please direct enquiries to the Pastoral Care Teacher or the Deputy Principal by phoning the College on 8447 0500.
The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.