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Pastoral Care Report - March 21, 2019

author: Brad Murray

20 Mar

Pastoral Care Report - March 21, 2019

2019 Pastoral Care Program: Information for Parents

2019 Year 8 Father Son Night – “Stepping Stones” – Thank you!

The Year 8 Father / Son night was a great success earlier this week. I want to pass on my gratitude for all boys and their dads or mentors, who whole-heartedly engaged in, what was a wonderful night. I would very much welcome any feedback dads or mentors have about the night – please feel free to email me – bmurray@stpats.vic.edu.au

Keeping Safe: Information for parents

As part of St Patrick’s College mission to create a safe and secure learning environment for our students, it is crucial that our broader community of parents are well-informed with the latest information and research available, so we can work as partners to keep our students safe.  This week’s focus is online grooming.  Online grooming is where an adult predator tries to lower a young person’s inhibitions, or heighten their curiosity, with the aim of eventually meeting them in person.  The process may start with sending inappropriate images to normalise the predators intentions, and then move to requests for images from the young person, or to engage in inappropriate online behaviours.  This can take place via all forms of digital technologies,  including social media, games and gaming sites, email, instant messaging programs, forums and chat rooms.  For more information, please click the link below, an online resource from the Bully Stoppers program.  Please note the action you can take as parents and the warning signs listed on the second page of the PDF document.  I would also recommend having a discussion with your son about this issue, as being well-informed is the first step to managing and preventing online grooming in our community.

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/bullystoppers/smgrooming.pdf

DATES – PASTORAL CARE

Please see below a list of all wellbeing events scheduled for the remainder of 2019 – if a date is applicable to your son, can I please ask you to mark this in your calendars for future reference:

MAY 21Year 7 Mother / Son night

  • Gym

  • Registration letters will be sent to parents in late April

  • Event – 6.30pm – 8.00pm

MAY 23Year 7, 8, 9 Guest Speaker – Willie Green (USA)

  • Venue: Gym

  • Student Session – 11am – 1140am (Session 4)

JULY 29Year 7 and 8 Brainstorm Productions

  • Venue: Pavilion

  • Year 7 Session – 9am – 10.30am (Session 2&3)

  • Year 8 – 10.55am – 12.25pm (Session 4&5)

AUGUST 5Year 11 Carmen Road Safety

  • Venue: Pavilion

  • Student Session – 9am – 10.30pm (Session 2&3)

For more information on our Pastoral Care program, please visit:

http://www.stpats.vic.edu.au/en/st-patricks-college/pastoral-care/

I would encourage all students and parents to fully engage and participate in all of our wellbeing programs on offer, as they are an integral element of our broader mission to educate the whole person.

Kind regards,

Bradley Murray

Pastoral Care Coordinator