Seeking and affirming the dignity of each person is at the heart of pastoral care. Underpinned by Gospel values, an ethos of care exists to help ensure the formation of men of action. Our pastoral care system helps support our young men as they strive to be men of faith, men of learning and men of humility.
Students of St Patrick's are welcomed into one of nine Houses as a means to develop spiritually, emotionally, physically and intellectually. The House system also provides leadership opportunities for young men. Each House is led by a House Dean and comprises approximately 130 students from Years 5 to 12. Throughout their life at St Patrick's, students belong to a House Tutor Group of 20 students, which is led by a Group Tutor. Tutor Groups are an integral component in developing an environment of trust, support and friendship.
The cultural characteristics of Edmund Rice Education Australia form the cornerstone on which the student formation program is developed and implemented. Programs are operated on a Year level basis and strive to develop one's relationship with God and others, self-esteem, mental and physical well-being and leadership skills.
Features of the Student Formation Program
- Liturgical Studies
- Sacramental Program
- Social Justice
- Study Habits
- Camps & Retreats
- Emotional & Mental Health
- Physical Well-Being
The Rite Journey
All students in Year 9 participate in the Rite Journey program as part of their personal formation. The Rite Journey is a unique educational program designed to support the development of self-aware, vital, responsible and resilient adults. The Rite Journey reinvents the traditional process of a Rite of Passage to assist in transforming the adolescent from dependency to responsibility.