Pastoral Care means enhancing the dignity of each person within our school community whilst maximising learning and growth. The pastoral care of Queen of Apostles’ children is of paramount importance and is a shared responsibility between the school and the home.
Queen of Apostles has a buddy system whereby junior grades are teamed with senior grades in order that a mutual exchange of responsibility and care is fostered. Buddy groups have been established so that older children in our community take responsibility for the care of our younger members and develop a friendly relationship with them.
A key element of the Pastoral Care Programme is to acknowledge and reinforce the positive behaviours of the students. In upholding our Catholic school aims of educating the whole child, Queen of Apostles School’s Pastoral Care, Student Management and Bullying policies work together on the basis of developing a sense of Christian self-responsibility and community in the children. We believe in the self-respect of individuals and that success stems from self-esteem. We also advocate zero tolerance in respect to bullying. These policies are available for perusal under the Communication Tab.