Pastoral care is based on respect and dignity of the human person.
Pastoral care at Mary MacKillop exists within the quality of our daily relationships. The ways in which people interact with each other in the daily life of the school significantly affects each person’s sense of well-being, identity and self-worth. Everyone in the school community has a responsibility to foster quality interpersonal relationships amongst teachers, students, parents, support staff, priests and parish community.
Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School endeavours to provide to all, the experience of high quality interpersonal relationships of care and support. Thus each member is both a provider and recipient of pastoral care.
As a school community, Mary MacKillop responds with increasing sensitivity to the social and cultural diversity of its members. It is in and through pastoral care that much can be done to promote, respect and support such things as diverse family structures, different ways of giving expression to our shared Catholic faith, and awareness of cross-cultural issues.
School policies and practices are respectful of the dignity, rights and fundamental freedoms of individual students and provide learning opportunities for individual students which are responsive to their unique needs for growth and fulfilment.