Pastoral Care Report – February 15, 2018

February 14, 2018

2018 Pastoral Care Program: Information for- Parents


At St Patrick’s College, the concept of -‘resilience’ is a core component of our Pastoral Care Program.- defines resilience as the -‘ability to bounce back from adversity. It is a necessary skill for coping with life’s inevitable obstacles and one of the key ingredients to success’. In terms of our students, this may involve the transition from primary school, negotiating challenges with friendship groups, significant obstacles at home, coping with poor academic results, and conflict in relationships.- This week, Year 10 students had the opportunity to attend a seminar with Hugh Van Cuylenburg from The Resilience Project. This was the first of three sessions our Year 10 students will attend this year.- Further to this, parents of Year 10 students will have the opportunity to attend a parent information night on building and fostering resilience in their sons in November.

Next week, all Year 11 students will attend a two-day seminar with guest presenter Glen A. Gerreyn, which will involve learning about what it means to be a good man, and to work towards living a hope filled life.- – – –

Developing resilience, working towards being a good man, and living a hope filled life, involves young men developing a sense of empathy and gratitude.- Both programs for our Year 10 and 11 programs focus on this explicitly, however, these concepts are also covered in the Pastoral Care Program for all other year levels.

Key event dates for 2018 wellbeing calendar:

Year 7:

Brainstorm Productions

Student Workshop (During the day) – July 30


Mother / Son Night

Evening event -“ registration required -“ May 22


Year 8:

Brainstorm Productions

Student Workshop (During the day) – July 30


Year 10:

Father / Son Night

Evening event -“ registration required -“ March 20


The Resilience Project

Student workshop #2 (during the day) -“ March 2

Student workshop #3 (during the day) -“ November 26

Parent information evening -“ registration required -“ November 26


Year 11:

A Day of Hope / Men of Honour

Student workshop (during the day) -“ February 22

Student workshop (during the day) -“ March 23


Carmen Road Safety

Student workshop (during the day) -“ August 6


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

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