As a Catholic school, Rosary Park shares in the mission of the Catholic Church. Christ’s commandment, “to love one another as I have loved you” is the basis of all faith communities. Pastoral care gathers all the qualities and practices within a community that seek to make this commandment real.
Wellbeing is the concept that underpins pastoral care. Rosary Park is focused on the wellbeing of the whole school community. We are an MJR school (Making Jesus Real) and this forms the foundation of our pastoral care approach towards everyone. We are conscious of the need to promote healthy wellbeing in all areas of the human person. Mental health is of paramount importance. We recognise the flow-on effects of mental wellbeing to academic achievement and whole-of-life satisfaction. Students are explicitly taught Positive Behaviours for Learning (PBL). These behaviours are explicitly taught each week as a whole school and in each classroom.
Where a need for specific assistance is identified, Rosary Park offers the services of a School Counsellor and Pastoral Care Worker. The school runs several other programs throughout the year targeted to the needs of individual students. These include, Zones of Regulation (sensory management and self-regulation) and Seasons for Growth (bereavement). The P&F Mercy Caring Group also provides pastoral support for families within the school community.
Learning Support Team
Students at Rosary Park Catholic School are assisted by a Learning Support Teacher and eight Learning Support Assistants. The Learning Support team work to assist the pastoral and academic needs of the students.
Rosary Park has the services of a psychologist, provided through the Catholic Schools Office, working at the school. The psychologist provides support with academic and social assessments. Recommendations are made to assist parents and teachers to cater for the ongoing educational needs of the students.