Spcc Gosford 1941

For the Whole of Their Life.

Pastoral Care

"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

Ephesians 4:32

Pastoral Care logoPastoral Care in the Senior School is based on vertical integration, encouraging close relationships, family cohesion, peer support and close attention to student welfare. Pastoral Care Groups meet each school day. This is a time of support, encouragement, communication and prayer.

Students are taught, nurtured and guided by highly committed Christian teachers. Through modelling and instruction students are encouraged to attend first to their spiritual needs, as we believe that out of a relationship with God they will find their true passion and purpose in life.

The Pastoral Care model that the College uses is based on a Positive Psychology approach originally conceptualised by Dr Martin Seligman. Our unique adaptation of this approach can been seen by the diagram. Each student is an individual, yet we want to instil in them the importance and value of certain character traits. During the meetings students will explore a range of these traits through the teaching of the Pastoral Care teacher and peer mentoring from other students.

Each Pastoral Care class is connected to one of the four Houses. As such the Houses will compete in a variety of activities such as a House lip sync battle, House Drama, House Debating, House Games as well as the traditional House Carnivals such as the Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.