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Pastoral Care and Student Wellbeing

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At St Michael's we assist students to work towards their full potential spiritually, physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally.

We promote our school as God's Place: a place of belonging, respect, justice, hope, celebration and quality teaching and learning.

The protection of the students entrusted to our care is a very serious responsibility. In taking up this responsibility the staff at St Michael's

  • facilitates the safety of all its students
  • develops appropriate responses to individuals or families in crisis
  • works collaboratively with other agencies involved in the care and protection of children

PASTORAL CARE WORKER

pcw1As part of the funded school chaplaincy program the school pastoral care worker is Mrs   Maryann Tweed who assists in the:

  • Welcoming new families, school orientation
  • Support of cultural and multicultural identity.
  • Provision of Social Justice opportunities for student involvement in Mini Vinnies
  • Program fundraising for charities such as Caritas, St Vincent De Paul etc

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  • Provision of Spirituality Mini Vinnie Prayer Group
  • Provision of emotional and social programs  
  • Pastoral support during times of grief and change
  • Provision of information to access Catholic Care Workshops Parenting Education, Marriage Education, skill-building support groups, support for families experiencing conflict after separation, positive self-development education.

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       MSPEC TEAM

When teachers require assistance with a student's academic, behavioural, social or emotional situation they may refer the matter to the school MSPEC Team, consisting of the Principal, Learning Support teacher, SPB4L Team representatives, class teacher. This committee acts as a support for the teacher, making recommendations and monitoring outcomes.

If further assessment is required, by referral to, for example, an educational psychologist or speech pathologist, parents are contacted and an appointment is made to discuss how to further support the child and family.

SEASONS PROGRAM

At times the Seasons Program is offered for children who are suffering from grief or loss or separation. Parents are informed about the program at an information session and children require parental permission to attend. The program runs for about six weeks.

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

For a variety of reasons students might require medication to be adminstered whilst at school. Legally this requires a Consent to Administer Medication form to be completed and returned to the School Office. Please download the form below by clicking on the link.

Consent to Administer Medication