Pastoral care requires support structures for people who have particular needs. Some learners may be victims of bullying; others may be failing all their subjects; while others may be struggling to make friends. Outside school learners may have been victims of crime, their family life may be shattered, or they may be suffering from the impact of HIV/AIDS.
The staff may be divided into factions. In class teachers may have to deal with disruptive and deviant behaviour, and they can be overwhelmed by the demands of their stressful jobs.
Realities like these, if left unattended, can make a school dysfunctional. Pastoral Care puts systems and programmes in place which take in hand these issues.
Pastoral Care is integral to the ethos of a Catholic school. Pastoral Care is the face of ethos.
Direction Statement 4 of the National Catholic Schools Congress, and the Policy Document on HIV/AIDS and Life Skills Education of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, stress the need for all Catholic schools to implement Pastoral Care programmes. We can assist your school in putting such programmes in place - contact us today!
The CSO wants to see Religious Education flourishing in schools.Contact us today - we would love to assist you with any of the following:
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