Student wellbeing programs are an important aspect of the schooling experience at Kerang Christian College and are complementary to the Christian Studies program. The College values the unique needs of each student and aims to support students to develop spiritually, academically, socially and emotionally. We recognise the importance of students feeling safe and respected in our school community. Pastoral Care at Kerang Christian College aims to develop Christian values in our students and assist them in discovering their purpose in life. Some of the programs and initiatives currently being offered at the College are outlined below.
Home Group Teachers
Every year level at the College has a Home Group Teacher. All staff are committed to the personal and spiritual wellbeing of their students. The Home Group teacher has a special concern for the student as an individual and encourages personal growth in all areas.
Weekly Chapel services offer encouraging presentations designed to be relevant to students. All our students attend and are given the opportunity to participate. Students are encouraged to offer musical presentations, sing along with songs lead by staff and students, interact with presenters and celebrate student achievements.
Buddy time takes place each Friday afternoon for 50 minutes for students in the Primary School at Kerang Christian College. Students in the upper grades are paired with a student who is typically two or more years younger. During this time the students complete a variety of hands on activities together. This special time allows students to learn a variety of skills including leadership, responsibility, taking turns, listening, sharing and even teaching.
The student clubs at Kerang Christian College provide an opportunity for students to feel more connected with their peers and school community. A range of clubs are offered to Primary and Secondary students throughout the week. Clubs include the Maths Club, Board Game Club, Library Club, Computer Club and Chess Club.
You Can Do It
The You Can Do It program is a collaborative approach for developing the social and emotional capabilities of students of all ages. The five core social and emotional skills taught in You Can Do It are: confidence, persistence, organisation, getting along and resilience.
Students in the Primary School also participate in the Character First program. This curriculum takes 36 character qualities and teaches them specifically to children. The children learn what the word means, why it is important to have it in our lives, what it looks like and how to begin to apply it. Some of the character qualities studied include: Attentiveness, Obedience, Truthfulness, Gratefulness, Forgiveness, Sincerity, Virtue, Responsibility, Patience, Initiative, Self Control and more.
Connect is Christian Education Publications’ Christian Religious Education resource for Primary School students. This resource is based on a three year cycle. Connect teaches students the key components and themes of the Bible and Christian beliefs, while encouraging them to apply the learning to their own lives.
The College implements a Behaviour Management Policy which has a focus on Restorative Practices. Restorative Practices assists teachers, students and parents to build, maintain and restore relationships. Restorative measures help students learn from their mistakes, grow in self discipline, take responsibility for their actions, recognise the impact of their actions on others, and reconcile and resolve conflict with others.
As the College expands, we are continuously reviewing our strategies to ensure our students needs are being met. However, we also recognise that we are in partnership with our students and parents. We acknowledge our parents as the most important people in the lives of their sons and daughters.
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