At St Michael’s, pastoral care is the reciprocal involvement of all in fostering a community that encourages the personal growth of each individual in their physical, academic, creative, social, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Our unique Pastoral Care Triage process ensures that each student receives the support they need from the most relevant pastoral staff, health and wellbeing services.
Further to our supportive and caring ethos, there are many opportunities (events, activities, roles, and programs) embedded within the School that collectively aim to develop students’ resilience, academic achievement, health and wellbeing. Effective pastoral care enables students to identify their strengths, talents and passions, and to have the confidence to apply these in becoming contributing citizens in the wider community.
As a student journeys through St Michael’s, they will develop their understanding of a positive approach to wellbeing. They will learn skills necessary to demonstrate self-awareness, regulation and personal efficacy, as well as how to connect with others and identify opportunities to engage meaningfully with society. The School’s values focus on treating themselves and others with dignity and respect, showing compassion and caring for all in the community, and the environment. Students are also encouraged to engage in a rich array of leadership opportunities throughout the School, that enable them to gain confidence and valuable experience in learning about responsibility and making a difference to the lives of others.
Whilst all staff at St Michael’s are involved in pastoral care, specialist roles and systems overseeing further support include the House structure, Chaplaincy, Psychology, Health and Learning Services.