We have recently reviewed our Pastoral Care Policy which is now being used with students at Galilee. The policy was endorsed by the Galilee staff and School Education Board. The policy explains strategies and steps to be followed if a student does not follow a school rule. The policy will be sent home to families in the next two weeks once we have had time to review it in practice. Below I have listed the rationale behind the policy:
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School has a strong commitment to student safety as is reflected in our Vision Statement: “LOVE by fostering a safe, inclusive, active and positive community”. We continually strive to ensure that every student is safe from harm including all forms of abuse.
We exercise zero tolerance to abuse as stated in our Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct. Corporal punishment is not used to discipline students at Galilee. As a Catholic school, Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School endeavours to instill into its community of students, staff and parents and friends, the values of:
Empathy for others
Our Pastoral Care Policy and Student Wellbeing are central to our beliefs and actions.
At Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School we strive to create an environment, which facilitates the development and experience of responsible self-discipline.
Student Wellbeing is the concern and responsibility of our total school community. We work together to build an effective climate for pastoral care and to develop support structures for all staff to assist the teachers in implementing our Pastoral Care Policy.
This policy is consistent with: the Child Safety Code of Conduct; Anti-Bullying Policy; Parents, Visitors and Volunteers Policy; Staff Meeting and Staff Code of Conduct (Staff Procedures Handbook).