ERC Updates

From the Director of Pastoral Care & Wellbeing

This week our Year 10 students have been actively involved in a transition program which included an introduction to Peer Support program for all Year 10 students. This provided some insight into the role and the responsibilities of a Peer Support Leader for 2023. Activities focussed on collaboration and problem solving skills both of which play a pivotal role in supporting Year 7 students as they transition into high school. I am delighted that in excess of 100 students have nominated themselves for this role. Successful candidates will be notified early next week and will be involved in a full day of training on Wednesday 30 November. I thank these students for the generous and enthusiastic manner in which they have embraced a key leadership opportunity at the College.

The transition program will continue next week and Year 10 students will have the opportunity to consider other formal leadership positions including Vice-Prefect roles for 2023. Students will engage in an introduction to leadership seminar on Monday, which will be followed by a process of self-nomination, voting and interviews.

For students in Years 7 -10 the Pastoral program will include the following;

  • Year 7 – Mass
  • Year 8 – Presentation from Legal Aid regarding sexting – Titled “Putting the X in Sexy Text”
  • Year 9 – Will be addressing matters of cyber safety and security
  • Year 10 – Will share a breakfast and engage in some fun activities to finish the Pastoral Program

This week’s Parenting Ideas article, written by Lucy Snowball is the Data and Youth Insights Director at Raise Foundation is well worth a read, it highlights the importance of good conversation with young people, providing some extremely valuable tips.

Mrs Hughes
Director of Pastoral Care & Wellbeing