Pastoral Care at Mandurah Baptist College is woven into all aspects of our students’ day-to-day experiences.
Our Pastoral Care program is based around 5 key pillars. Christ, College, Community, Character and Classroom. Our Christian faith and values inform our belief in the potential of all students and fuel our caring College community, which we are renowned for.
Our Pastoral Care program and consistently enforced high standards of student behaviour, collectively provide a positive, safe learning environment where students can thrive.
At the heart of the College’s Pastoral Care program are the core values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance, Compassion, Justice, Self-Discipline, Integrity and Tolerance, which combine to create a framework for students to discover and develop their individual skills, strengths and talents to achieve their personal best and beyond.
Features of Pastoral Care at Mandurah Baptist College include:
- Individual student attention. Teachers are aware of students’ individual learning needs, helping to optimise their development.
- All students and staff have the right to feel comfortable and safe at school.
- Clear and comprehensive behaviour management.
- Caring and supportive teachers and other staff members who make the well-being of students a priority.
- A focus on building and maintaining positive relationships amongst all College community members.
- Protective Behaviour education that flows through the Health, Christian Education, and Pastoral Care curriculum.
- Upholding the College values in our daily interactions and relationships.
- School chaplains, counsellors and a College psychologist who are available to support students in all areas of their lives and school experiences, be they concerns or celebrations.
- For a selection of relevant support agencies in the community, please click here.
Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum
Mandurah Baptist College Senior School uses the Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum.
Students are taught Protective Behaviours in Health, Wednesday Pastoral Care time and Christian Education classes.
Additional Parent information for Years 6-9 can be found here
Additional Parent information for Years 10-12 can be found here
Pastoral Care is embedded in our culture and College community. Below are some examples of Pastoral Care in action:
A Friendly Schools plus anti bullying school, Year 11/7 Mentoring program, peer mentoring programs, year group socials, domestic and overseas educational tours, school wide lunchtime activities and camps in Years 7, 9 and 11.
Links with local churches, regular guest speakers, a thriving Christian education program, the Vetamorphus program, staff and student prayer groups and a student worship band.
The Red Cross blood donation program, World Vision sponsor children, community fundraising programs, tree planting activities, a community sustainable garden and an involved Parents and Friends group that regularly input into College life.
Pastoral care programs tailored to individual year groups, a Head of Year staff structure in the senior school with clear support networks for students, chaplains, councillors and psychologist available to assist students, social skills education programs and clear leadership pathways for students.
Engaging programs and learning, incursions and excursions, a staff focus on positive and professional relationships with students and a safe and friendly environment to learn in.