Pastoral Care Update

February 7, 2020

2020 Pastoral Care Program: Information for Parents

“The Man Cave” – Year 10 Students

As part of the Year 10 Pastoral Care Program this year, for the first time, the students will engage in a full day workshop with ‘The Man Cave’. The Man Cave is a relatively new organization whose vision is to create a world in which every man has health relationships, contributes to his community and reaches his full potential. The program defines what healthy masculinity looks like in a contemporary world, and works towards reducing the negative effects of times when masculinity can become toxic. This program acts as the perfect next step from our Year 9 program ‘The Rite Journey’. These workshops will take place on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February. More information will be sent to students and parents very soon.

A Day of Hope / Men of Honour – Year 11 Students

On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of February, 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. Parents will be sent a letter regarding this event.

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.


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

FEBRUARY 18-10 Year 10 ‘The Man Cave / Student workshops

  • Monday Student Sessions – 10A-D – All Day – Pavilion / ERC003&4
  • Tuesday Student Sessions – 10E-J – All Day – Pavilion / ERC003&4 / KRC

FEBRUARY 20 & 21Year 11 Men of Honour / A Day of Hope

  • Venue: Pavilion
  • Day 1: 9am – 3.25pm (All day)
  • Day 2: 9am – 10.30am (Session 2&3)

MARCH 17Year 8 Father / Son night

  • Venue: Gym
  • Registration letters will be sent to parents soon
  • Event – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

MAY 19Year 7 Mother / Son night

  • Gym
  • Registration letters will be sent to parents soon
  • Event – 6.30pm – 8.00pm

MAY 21Year 7, 8, 9 Guest Speaker – Preston Centoulo (USA)

  • Venue: Gym
  • Student Session – time TBC

JULY 27Year 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 3Year 11 Carmen Road Safety

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

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