Pastoral Care forms an integral part of the ministry of healing exercised by and through the Church and consequently, by St Bernard’s School. It gives witness to our charism elements of Stewards of Creation and Community and Embrace Challenges with Wisdom and Compassion.
It is our belief that pastoral care is a shared responsibility involving each member of the school community in caring and in being cared for and that a sound pastoral program should provide, either by direct intervention, or through a clearly defined referral process, for:
In all sensitive pastoral care situations, confidentiality will be maintained unless by prior, mutual agreement or there is serious concern for the immediate safety and well-being of an individual.
Our pastoral care program includes the following types of initiatives: