Fostering Wellbeing& Learning

    At St Joseph’s School, our commitment to pastoral care is underpinned by the motto ‘In All Things Love.’ We strive to create an environment where students feel a deep sense of belonging and community identity. Collaborating with parents, who are regarded as primary educators, we focus on holistic wellbeing, individual worth, and reconciliation.

    At our school, we prioritise the integration of wellbeing into all areas of education, recognising the crucial role of Positive Education strategies and Restorative Practices in fostering a conducive learning environment. Our comprehensive pastoral care approach reflects a commitment to creating a learning environment where students, parents, and staff form a cohesive community. The premise that parents are the first educators of their children enables us to build on the foundation laid at home, reinforcing values inherent in families who choose to enrol at our school. This collaborative effort between home and school establishes a partnership that underpins the pastoral care offered at our school, aiming to ensure students have a strong sense of belonging and can identify with the community.

    Our school has an established and well-resourced wellbeing department to provide a number of supports to both our staff and students, enabling our school community to thrive. We also invest in the professional development of our staff, offering training in trauma-sensitive approaches, addressing challenging behaviours, delivering social-emotional learning programs, and implementing differentiated instruction to meet the diverse needs of individual students. By embracing these practices, we strive to create a nurturing and inclusive atmosphere where students can thrive academically and holistically.

    Strategies& Principles

    St Joseph’s is committed to the provision of holistic quality pastoral care of each person in the community in the tradition and practice of Josephite education, to ensure the dignity of each person is to be upheld.

    The pastoral care at St Joseph’s is dedicated to fostering a profound sense of wellbeing and equality within the entire community. This commitment extends to setting explicit expectations regarding student behaviour, with all interactions guided by the core principle of RESPECT.

    • Respect for self
    • Respect for others
    • Respect for property
    • Respect for the environment
    Teacher engaging with students during pastoral care
    Senior students in pastoral care