Our system of pastoral care underpins everything we do. We believe an anxious child cannot learn effectively and a relaxed and happy child absorbs things more easily. Pastoral care encompasses all activities and the strong relationship between staff and students is evident in all that we undertake.
Before & After School Care 2017
OSHClub provides the highest quality Before School Care, After School Care, Pupil Free Day Care and Holiday Programs for ELC and Primary aged children in a safe, fun and stimulating environment.
We pride ourselves on providing children with a fun experience that they will enjoy. From exciting activities and healthy, nutritious snacks to caring, motivated staff, the program meets all your children’s needs.
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Contact us on:
- Program phone number: 0409 950 672
- Head Office number: 03 8564 9000
- Account Manager: Belinda Ramtol
- Direct Phone: 03 8564 9024
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Care by Teachers
All teachers have a pastoral role; however, each class is also supported by a core teacher who will focus on that group. The Pastoral Teacher model and Homeroom approach enhance student learning by enabling connections across curriculum areas and providing students with pastoral care, stability and an environment that supports learning and fosters student/teacher relationships. This model is in place to support students across the College from Prep to Year 12.
The Chaplaincy team has as its focus the leadership of the spiritual life of the College. They:
- are called to provide care, alongside of others, for the total wellbeing of those within the College Community.
- help lead Devotions, Chapel Services, Assemblies, and the like working with the Heads of School and Head of College.
- take an active role in co-ordinating the follow up of students who have been referred to the
Chaplaincy team for pastoral care and where appropriate take direct responsibility for these students and subsequent referral to churches, youth support services or professional counselling services.
- also encourage students to attend church by putting them in touch with local Youth Pastors and Youth Groups.
Our Chaplains attend as many School Camps as possible and seek to create effective ways of mixing and relating with students during the school week.
In seeking to provide quality care for students and staff, the College's Health Centre provides the services of a qualified Nurse. Our Nurse is on site every day between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Day to day health needs are met within the Health Centre with referral to more appropriate medical support services on an individual assessment basis. The College Nurse also meets with students in the classroom providing advice on preventative health and other important issues. It is important to note also that the College provides insurance cover for all students including ambulance coverage.
Hillcrest Christian College is dedicated to maintaining discipline, which is firm, consistent, fair and tempered with love. The staff are involved in training young people to attain good Christian character, with an emphasis on the positive aspects of student conduct. Staff maintain standards of behaviour in the classroom through consistency, professionalism and a genuine regard for the student. However, when discipline becomes necessary, it is firmly carried out, tempered by good judgment and understanding.
We recognise the issue of bullying exists everywhere, in work places as well as schools, therefore a very strong proactive approach has been developed to deal with this growing problem. Hillcrest Christian College does not tolerate bullying in any form. All members of the Hillcrest community are committed to ensuring a safe and caring environment, which promotes personal growth and positive self-esteem for all.
All the College’s rules are based upon our Lord’s injunction to “Do to others, what you would have them do to you” Matthew 7:12.
Our Universal Code of Conduct encourages students to:
- Respect and obey teachers
- Respect others and their property
- Be punctual and prepare for class
- Do all work required of them
- Follow the School Rules for each school