FAQ: General Information
What is the Pastoral Care system at Servite?
Pastoral care at Servite is based on a deep respect for the dignity and uniqueness of the individual person as we are all made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Through our Pastoral Care program which is designed on the key theories of Positive Education, we provide students with a strong sense of wellbeing, belonging and security, that affirms their dignity and worth. The Program assists students to achieve and thrive as people, physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually “to become all they were created to be”.
To enhance student wellbeing, Positive Education and Pastoral Care Programmes are delivered in Year Groups. In 2017 Pastoral Care Period will take place on Wednesday morning and will address issues relevant to the particular age group.
At Servite, all students and staff belong to one of six Priories – Annunziata, Senario, San Clemente, Saint Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows and Saint Anthony. Each Priory contains seven Homerooms.
The Pastoral Care system at Servite is vertical, which means that Homerooms are made up of students from all year levels. Your child will have regular opportunities to interact with students from a variety of year groups. Students remain in the same Homeroom, with the same Homeroom Teacher, throughout their time at the College.
To enhance student wellbeing, Positive Education and Pastoral Care Programmes are delivered in Year Groups. The programmes will be delivered on Wednesdays in 2017 and will address issues relevant to the particular age group.
What is the role of the Homeroom Teacher?
The Homeroom Teacher has the most important role in our Priory system. The Homeroom Teacher is responsible for providing an environment wherein each student is personally known and valued and feels an integral part of the College. The Homeroom Teacher will act as advisor and companion to each of the students in their Homeroom and as the point of contact for school matters for both students and family. In the day-to-day running of the College, the Homeroom Teacher is responsible for taking attendance, checking uniforms, reading the daily notices, checking Student Handbooks, processing student reports and assisting students with their studies. Other than administrative enquiries, which should be directed to College Reception, the Homeroom Teacher should be your first point of call for any questions or concerns.
What is the role of the Head of Community?
Each Priory is guided by a Head of Community (HOC) or Assistant Deputy Principal (ADP) responsible for the overall wellbeing of the students, and support of the Homeroom Teachers within that Priory. They have the role of liaising with parents, Homeroom Teachers and Heads of Learning Areas in tracking student progress and resolving pastoral issues. Priory Leaders are responsible for organising Priory activities, year level activities and whole school events, as well as the selection of Student Leaders who will work with them to ensure the smooth running of their Priory.