Student Wellbeing

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care at Avila College is a shared responsibility that encourages all members of the school community to grow in awareness of their human dignity as one created in the image and likeness of God.

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Pastoral Care at Avila;

  • Ensures the whole being and the development of all facets of one’s humanity is acknowledged, nurtured and celebrated
  • Helps to build and maintain healthy relationships between students so that they feel a sense of pride, purpose and belonging
  • Monitors and develops the students social and emotional wellbeing
  • Is designed by staff and delivered by the Home Room teacher, as well as the Class teacher and other health care professionals such as the School Counsellor, Psychologist, Health Centre Nurse, School Chaplain and the Deputy Principal Students
  • Provides a comprehensive and extended support network for each girl
  • Includes Parent evenings with guest speakers, newsletter articles focusing on current adolescent issues and career workshops run throughout the year.

Pastoral Care Program

The Pastoral Care Program at Avila College provides students with sincere and integrated Pastoral Care. It is based on well-developed modules to enhance their wellbeing as they progress through their formative teenage years and strive to become confident and happy young women of integrity. The staff and parents become collaborators in this work.

The Pastoral Care program is based on;

  • Living life fully and completely
  • Being the best person one can be with and for others
  • Being aware of one’s decision making and accepting responsibilities
  • Being aware of the consequences of our actions
  • Being proactive in all of these areas.

The ideals of the Pastoral Care program are;

  • To engage students regularly in a clear understanding of their innate dignity, beauty and worth
  • To further develop students awareness of healthy choices – physically, emotionally, psychologically, socially and relationally
  • To reinforce in students their rights and responsibilities as life giving beings through their relationships, thought processes, broader social interactions, resilience and use of restorative practice.