Pastoral Care

'Jesus said ....I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.' (John 14:6)

In accordance with this belief, values promoted at the College include love, respect, compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, repentance, reconciliation and justice.

At Thomas Carr College, we provide a rich pastoral care program which supports our students as they enter the Middle School until they exit the Senior School. We value positive relationships and partnerships between the College, home and community. It provides for students in a safe, caring and enjoyable learning environment and a motivating and challenging educational environment.

We believe that there are multiple aspects to our students' general wellbeing and we recognise that as our students move through the Middle School, they will continue to grow and develop in each of these areas. Therefore, we take an integrated approach to ensuring that the social, personal and environmental factors in each of our students' lives work together in a way which allows them to maximise their learning and develop into an independent, self-aware and resilient young person.

The pastoral care program is delivered to the students by their Homeroom teacher. The Homeroom teachers are key members of the pastoral care program, as such, act as their advocate, learning advisor, first point of contact for parents, students and teachers. They work closely with the Year level coordinator and Head of Middle School. Pastoral Care Themes include:

  • Healthy Relationships (cyber, sexual harassment, workplace bullying, same sex relationships, annual Safety Survey, conflict resolution, social emotional intelligence, Harmony Day and National Sorry Day)
  • Being effective learners (time management, study skills, examination preparation)
  • Healthy lifestyles (safe partying, drugs, alcohol, smoking, mental health, physical health)
  • Resilience (stress management, red/blue zone, loss and grief)
  • Pathways/Careers (careers, subject selection, Career Expos, ambition, leadership)

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