Pastoral Care - Secondary
The Pastoral Care System is an integral
part of the formational, spiritual and academic development of students at The
Lakes College. It caters for students from Years 7 -12 and has evolved from the
Homeroom System of previous years. Each Pastoral Care Group is made up of to 25
students, and aims to provide outstanding personal care for all its members.
Students in Years 10-12 are encouraged to provide strong leadership and serve
as role models for the younger members of the Pastoral Care Group.
The Pastoral Care System aims to:
the formational, spiritual and academic dimensions of the College so that
students experience a total sense of care.
seek and affirm each student’s worth, dignity and identity; and encourage
them to strive for excellence in every dimension of their life.
the leadership capabilities and opportunities of all students.
a sense of community within the larger Lakes College community.
Each Group is led by a Pastoral Care
Teacher who is directly responsible for the pastoral care of all the Group’s
students. Pastoral Care Teachers have a number of other responsibilities
consistent maintenance of the ethos and standards of the College.
the first point of contact within the College for any pastoral/personal
parental expectations in a positive and professional manner.
monitor and manage student behaviour, attitude and standards (uniform,
jewellery, hair) within the Pastoral Care Group and make contact with
parents where appropriate.
new students into the Year level YLC’s and the Pastoral Care Group.
regularly, effectively and in a timely manner with parents, weekly, or as
the academic progress of students in the Pastoral Care Group using the
student progress/feedback reports to parents
with class teachers
with Deputy Head of Secondary/Head of Secondary regarding unexplained
Pastoral Care Group absences and contact parents if a student is absent
for more than three days.
and comment on student reports in a manner that clearly demonstrates a
personal interest and knowledge of students.
monitor students at College assemblies and other College events to ensure
appropriate behaviour and decorum.
all significant actions are documented and communicated to the Deputy Head
of Secondary/Head of Secondary.
and pastoral duties such as reading daily notices, marking the roll and
Parents with academic concerns should contact the
child’s subject teacher in the first instance.