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Pastoral Care

At St Michael’s College we take a holistic approach to student wellbeing and pastoral care.

The Pastoral Care of students at St Michael’s College is informed by the Lasallian Vision of schooling, and the personal capabilities outlined in the Australian Curriculum  (Years 7-10) and the South Australian Certificate of Education (Years 11-12), to assist with the development of all students so that they are able to reach their academic, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical potential.





More specifically, through Pastoral Care we:

  1. Provide an environment in which every student is valued, feels safe and has someone with whom they can talk.
  2. Respect the dignity of each person.
  3. Develop a spirit of community through positive relationships between staff, students and parents.
  4. Develop self-discipline and personal responsibility.
  5. Provide opportunities for spiritual growth and reflection.
  6. Educate students in a Christ centred model of leadership.
  7. Encourage participation in social justice initiatives.
  8. Provide activities and strategies that develop students’ personal, organisational and lifestyle skills and choices.
  9. Provide guidance in subject selection, vocational and career options.
  10. Foster participation in community building and recreational activities.
  11. Encourage students to build on their strengths and celebrate achievement.

Principles considered:

  • Respectful relationships that support each student.
  • Students deserve the fundamental right to safety and protection.
  • Families and schools work in partnership with one another and outside agencies.
  • The care and wellbeing of students has to be honest, respectful and trusting between the adults and students.

Key Pastoral Themes


Junior Secondary

The transition from primary school to junior secondary focus areas: friendships, relationships, Lasallian community, wellbeing, and digital citizenship.

Qualities of an independent learner, building awareness of community and their place within it, development of digital citizenship, and the growth of a future mindset.

Holistic development of students through a Positive Education approach. Wellbeing and personal development, mindfulness, strengths-based learning, growth mindset and gratitude. These foci underpin and support programs addressing goal setting, social justice, body image, drug and alcohol education, cyber safety and positive relationships.


Senior Secondary

Career aspirations, PLP, career voyager, pathways, study habits, Lasallian Youth Leadership, social justice and community, wellbeing and thinking about self and others.

Leadership, Lasallian Youth Leadership, wellbeing, stewardship, College Leaders and House Captain formation, online safety, road/driver education, intelligent decision making and Pastoral reflection.

Retreat, community, Seminar Days, study habits, leadership and stewardship model, mentoring and transition towards success outside school as good citizens and leaders in society.