Our Pastoral Care goal at Kennedy is “The creation and maintenance of a safe, nurturing and engaging educational community where students can thrive academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually”. To achieve this, our system is based on the four pillars of - Wellness, Outreach, Leadership, Discipline.
Wellness at Kennedy involves a wide range of structures, programs and specialised staff. These include daily Form class as a Pastoral Care check-up. We also have a Protective Behaviours and Sexual Abuse Prevention Program to ensure a child-safe environment.
Our second pillar is Outreach and involves a strategic community outreach program to provide the opportunity for Kennedy students to serve the wider community. The College also runs two community service trips to Newman and Cambodia.
Our College Leadership Program is designed to provide students with leadership opportunities to live out the College values and build community. Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles in an endeavour to serve the College and increase their own leadership skills.
The Kennedy Discipline system is based on the belief that students and teachers have the right to learn or teach free from disruption and feel safe, both emotionally and physically.
Through these four pillars, we have a strategic and targeted pastoral care system to support a student nurturing environment, which is so critical for student success throughout their adolescent journey.
Mr Wendel Pether,
Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care