Pastoral Care & Discipline

The Pastoral Care of all students is a vital element of the respect and regard that everyone is called to take on. We are all members of an educational organisation that has committed itself to developing a genuine Christian community.

All staff, students and families have the personal and community responsibility to contribute in this mission by respectful and positive interactions with each other at all times. Achieving this demands that we all maintain this vision of responsibility and positivity as the basis of our attitudes, words and actions. In so doing we achieve personal growth and enhance the development of all around us, of all ages.

Education, the development of the whole person, can only occur in an environment of respect, peace and mutual understanding. The personal needs of security, safety, physical and emotional health are prerequisites to a student successfully undertaking the process of their education.

Pastoral Care, in ensuring that these needs are met individually and communally, is a prerequisite for successful education. The well being of our students and staff along with the provision of a leading edge education for all underpin everything we do at the School.
It is a matter of integrity, social and Christian responsibility, and also educational necessity that all the policies and practices of Casey Grammar School include the principles of Pastoral Care. Resilience, confidence, creativity and leadership are some of the many strengths that we look to engender in our students, in addition to fostering a love of lifelong learning.

Aims of Pastoral Care

Studies reveal strong and consistent relationships between the number of developmental assets present in young people’s lives and the degree to which they develop in positive and healthful ways. Results show that the greater the numbers of Developmental Assets are experienced by young people, the more positive and successful their development (see Developmental Assets document).

Pastoral care is provided by Homeroom teacher’s classroom teachers, Mentors, Year Level Coordinators, Head of Pastoral Care and Discipline, Chaplain and Psychologist. We seek to provide resources for students and families to help them to deal with issues or problems which may arise in their lives.

We actively discourage harassment in any form. We ask all students to treat each other at all times with courtesy and respect. Our Anti-Bullying policy is freely available from the school.

Associated Policies & Documentation