In the midst of a global pandemic, one factor that is widely talked about is needing to focus on health and wellbeing. In a school setting, this is a vital part of providing a well-rounded education.
Whilst academics remain at the core of what education is about, Aristotle once stated, “educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Schools need to focus on building positive relationships. They need to also focus on developing a sense of fulfillment and purpose and implementing programs to develop the child.
Pastoral Care at Peace Lutheran College
At the core of a strong pastoral care program is the development of relationships. We need to guide and support students in knowing themselves and how to get along with others. We want to develop in each student a love for learning and a love for self and others.
At Peace Lutheran College, a wellbeing program, supported by strong pastoral care is a unique point of difference. We value Peace, Excellence, Respect and Community. We do this through encouraging grace and harmony, setting high expectations, valuing all and building positive relationships. Overall, these core values are the essence of our College’s Pastoral Care program.
Pastoral Care starts right at the school gates, with a warm welcome from staff to students and families. We embed it throughout the College in our interactions with each other and based on the unconditional love of our Saviour. Pastoral care is integral to the teaching and interactions that happen between every student in every year level of our school.
Additional Specialist Programs
Further assisting students as they move into life stages that typically offer more challenges, we provide specialist programs. This includes the ‘You Can Do It’ for all junior years; the ‘Friendship’ and ‘Dove Self Esteem’ programs for Year 4 and 5 girls and the ‘Rock & Water’ program for Year 4 and 5 boys, all of which aim to build positive body image, self-confidence, self-esteem and self-respect.
As an extension to these programs, and to accommodate the move into the teenage years, we have just introduced ‘The Rite Journey’ as part of our Middle School program. This program focuses on the journey from childhood to adulthood. It teaches students to be self-aware, responsible, respectful, resilient and resourceful adults.
“Peace is very real, there is no pretence, you genuinely care and show that you do.” – College Parent
Our school is a place where every child feels valued. We invite you to visit and see firsthand why so many families choose Peace.