Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy
Quality relationships are central to our teaching practices. The pastoral care of our staff, parents and students lies at the heart of all that the school does. It is demonstrated through school policies such as the Discipline Policy which encourages the development of self-discipline and a close working relationship between school and home, and our Bullying Policy.
Widespread, positive reinforcement is evident in the Hero Award and Merit Awards.
Student leadership and involvement in the school and the wider community is developed through our Student Ministries, which involve all Year Six students.
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a student-centred program delivered by volunteers working on a one-to-one basis with students needing help, support, confidence building or simply someone to talk to is a feature of the school’s pastoral care program.
Our Outreach Program, consisting of staff and parents, work to look after those families in the school community in need of support.
The on-going professional development of staff and the pedagogical approach taken to catering to individual needs are further evidence of a caring school community.
At Our Lady of Grace School we are fortunate to have Sister Anita providing chaplaincy and counselling services to our school community.
Sr Anita is involved across the school providing spiritual guidance, worship and pastoral care to students, staff and school families.
She works closely with teachers and the Our Lady of Grace parish and is also intimately involved in the Sacramental Program.
Sr Anita is a well qualified and experienced teacher and counselor.