Academic Care is a collaboration of pastoral care and academic monitoring which underpins all we do at Mary MacKillop College both within and outside of the classroom setting. Academic Care is about quality relationships and its aims to provide the students with a sense of belonging; an understanding and awareness of themselves and their potential; respect for their community and an opportunity to become active participants in their development.
Academic Care incorporates the monitoring and tracking of each girl’s academic results including their application and attendance. Such care of students is led by the Pastoral Care Team which is committed to teaching and modelling the values which characterise a Christian community. This team (which consists of the Deputy Principals – Students and Mission, the House Co ordinators, the College Counsellor and the Learning Enrichment Head of Department) works in partnership with the House Group teachers to help each girl to feel connected and supported in their intellectual, emotional and social growth
The House Group teacher is a very important part of the Pastoral Care structure – this person is the link between home and school. This person meets with the students on a daily basis to work on helping them become responsible, independent women who are able to achieve and maintain quality relationships.
Parents are encouraged to make contact with the House Group teacher, the House Coordinator or members of the Pastoral Care team to discuss any concern their daughter encounters. It is important that every student at Mary MacKillop College feels safe, valued and respected.
Students at the College are organised into three Houses: Fitzroy, McCormack and Penola. The House System offers students opportunities for friendship and peer support in all aspects of College life whether academic, social, physical or spiritual.
Houses meet fortnightly to celebrate student successes, to acknowledge individual and House achievements and to plan activities which enable them to live out their House values. Each House is led by two House Captains who exemplify both College and House values through their leadership.
Each House is split into seven groups and these are the primary pastoral groups. House groups cut across year levels so that there are some students from each year level in each group. Students gather in their house groups at the start and end of each day for roll call.
Where possible, students stay in the same house groups with the same House Teacher and House Coordinator for their five years at Mary MacKillop College.
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