Pastoral Care

㽶Ƶapp˰ is committed to providing an Inclusive Community where every person feels welcomed, accepted, valued and equipped to achieve their personal best.

Pastoral Care cultivates an environment and culture that supports the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of every student throughout their school learning and growth journey.

㽶Ƶapp˰ utilises the Australian Government initiative “Be You” to provide all stakeholders with knowledge, resources and strategies for helping young people achieve their best possible mental health.

Waterford Wednesdays, provide dedicated pastoral time each week for the ‘Wellio’ program which utlises evidence based positive psychological lessons specifically tailored to each year group. Every teacher at St Pius X is a teacher of well-being and every interaction is seen as an opportunity to enhance/ build/ shape/ the well-being of the students and the community.

Through Pastoral Care programs, students have access to the whole of school programs within their College journey. In addition, there are numerous extension and support programs tailored to specific needs such as leadership development, elite sporting pathways and other opportunities through to the support for the diverse needs of students and their families.

Pastoral Care programs support the holistic development of the individual and encourage:

  • care and concern for the wellbeing of others where their rights, belongings, feelings and opinions are part of Justice and Solidarity in the Community
  • personal responsibility and self-discipline for learning and conduct
  • respect for diversity and richness of backgrounds, cultures and abilities which reflect Gospel Spirituality
  • a willingness to contribute positively to the College community
  • increasing independence, as the students move through the Secondary School

The elements in the Pastoral Care Network are:

  • Homeroom teachers in Pastoral Care teams
  • Class teachers (Years 5 and 6)
  • Counselling
  • The Referral System
  • Head of Student Services
  • Sporting and Co-curricular programs
  • Camps, retreats & excursions
  • Parish Youth Minister
  • Prayer room groups, class and Year cohort Masses
  • Parent/Teacher meetings
  • Peer Support program
  • Recognition and reward for achievement
  • Access to a dedicated team of Counsellors and Registered Psychologists under the new Commonwealth Government initiative for Mental Health entitled  “”
  • Mentors/mentees and student empowerment teams
  • Prefects and Seniors as Leaders
  • Class Captain (Years 5 and 6)
  • House Captains & Vice Captains
  • House System with leadership opportunities for Middle School (Years 7-10)
  • Our Lady of Dolours Parish links
  • Digital Health and Wellness; and ICT education





Download the Pastoral Care Brochure Here