Pastoral Care at Pres Listowel
The school developed a formal pastoral care system in 1998 with a view to
further promoting the personal and social development of students. We understand pastoral
care as a commitment by the school community to listen and respond to the
needs of all students. Pastoral care teachers have
been specifically trained to facilitate them in their work.
Pastoral care teachers aim to be available, approachable, to listen to and take special
interest in their particular pastoral care group. The pastoral care curriculum refers
to an interactive programme of social, personnel and health education. Currently,
pastoral care teachers and classes are formally assigned to first and second year
students. The aim is to make it available to all students over the coming years.
It is our belief, based on experience and student evaluation of the programme, that
pastoral care is a vital aspect of school life,
bestowing many benefits on students and staff alike.
- Their role is defined as follows:
- to teach one pastoral care class per week from the agreed curriculum
- to be specifically available to students on a one to one basis once a week
- to attend pastoral care planning meetings and further training.