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Pastoral Care of Students

Caring for our students

At St Aloysius College we shape learning experiences to enhance the emotional and social growth of our students. We provide programs and structures to support our students to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities throughout their schooling.

Our school is shaped by the tradition of Mercy which reaches out to others in a spirit of loving kindness. Our students are encouraged to be hospitable and compassionate and to respect the worth and diversity of others. This happens explicitly through our religious and social skills programs and informally through opportunities for involvement in our community and social justice activities.

Year Level Coordinators, Home Class teachers and subject teachers are vigilant about student safety and well-being. Teachers work closely with specialist staff, including special educators and school counsellors, to tailor learning and behaviour support. Our school Social Workers and Psychologist are available to support the school community and link families to community based supports when needed.

Specific programs are designed to support our students’ social development from Reception to Year 12. These are embedded across the curriculum and are informed by programs including Peer Support, Kids Matters, Mind Matters and Brain Training Skills. Our Mercy in Action Passport (MiAP) program for students in Reception to Year 9 develops a sense of social responsibility and connectedness with our broader communities.

Curriculum extension activities help students connect with others, explore new opportunities and experience leadership. At SAC we encourage students to explore a range of activities including a diverse range of sports, music programs, dance, drama, debating, mock trials, Duke of Edinburgh's Award and our Social Justice group.