Pastoral Care & Community

We are committed to enhancing and strengthening the social, emotional and spiritual development of our students. A Christ-centred approach underpins the foundational values which the pastoral care program is based on.

Pastoral Care

We recognise that wellbeing is fundamental to learning and is integral in every aspect of school culture. We seek to ensure students are actively engaged with learning and develop positive and respectful relationships and connections within the school and community. The safety and wellbeing of all students is the primary focus of our care and decision making. We are committed to providing a child-safe environment where children and young people are protected and feel safe.

The wellbeing program aims to achieve this by providing specific programs across each of the year levels. Our School Chaplain and Pastor make up the Welfare Team, who assist in supporting the social and emotional needs of our students. Worship is an important part of St John’s Lutheran Primary School. Here we celebrate our identity as God’s people in Jesus and explore the plans and purposes He has for us individually and collectively as His community. This shapes us for life and service both within our local community and the wider community. Along with daily devotions held in classrooms and by the staff, worship services are held weekly, led by different year levels.

At St John’s Lutheran Primary School, we are dedicated to improving student and staff wellbeing. The Institute of Positive Education helps us to bring together the science of Positive Psychology with best practice teaching to encourage and support individuals, schools and communities to flourish.

Positive Education focuses on specific skills that assist students to strengthen their relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, promote mindfulness and encourage a healthy lifestyle. This helps our students with an increased capacity to learn effectively, as well as offering them a strong foundation on which they can build a successful life.

Community Values

We believe in community and value family and community partnerships to reach out to students and their families with the love of Christ. We place a high priority on ensuring that our students are resilient and well-balanced.

Service is a core value that underpins the ethos of the school and students at all year levels are provided with opportunities to use and develop their abilities for personal growth and service to others and are encouraged to reflect on their own spiritual development.

Students are empowered to be caring, resilient individuals who value social justice and seek to create a better world. St John’s Lutheran Primary School recognizes the mutual benefit that is developed through interaction between the school and the wider community. There are several ways relationships are fostered with families, Organisations and communities connected with the school.

There is a strong sense of community within the school which is greatly aided by various initiatives such as the Parents and Friends Association who plan social events, support families, and raise funds for resources.