Pastoral Care

Our Behaviour Management process at MCC is about coming alongside a child, helping them understand how to make good choices, and teaching them that their choices, both good and bad, bring related consequences.

Proverbs 22:6 says, ‘Train a child to follow the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.’ We aim to support parents in their role as the main responsible care-giver and trainer of a child. MCC believes in establishing age-appropriate boundaries for students, and applying consistent consequences so that students learn which choices are good and right, and which choices may cause harm to them and others. We focus upon rewarding and encouraging students who demonstrate acceptable attitudes and behaviours that show care and consideration for both themselves and others, and give correction and consequences for unacceptable behaviours. These are the two facets of behaviour management – to model and support appropriate behaviours and discourage and correct inappropriate behaviours.

Prep-Year 6

In Prep to Year 6, the major provider of this care is the classroom teacher, and parents over the years have built some lovely, lasting relationships with the teachers of their children.

Year 7-12

Students in Year 7-12 meet as a House Family Group with their House Family Group teacher at the start of each College day. They may be a member of Averill, Dennis, Evans or Young House Family. The Year Level Coordinators oversee the discipling needs of students in each year level and parents are encouraged to consult their child’s classroom teacher or Year Level Coordinator for all matters relating to the educational, social, spiritual, administrative and behavioural life of their child.

Connectedness

It is vital that students have a sense of belonging to the College. Research confirms that the more connected a student feels to their school, the more engaged and happy they are, and the lower the incidence of bullying. At MCC, student opportunities for connectedness are available through House Family activities, classroom activities, relationships with teachers, uniform conformity and extra-curricular activities.

Student Leaders

Students in Year 5 – 12 who consistently demonstrate our CLEAR values in their behaviour may apply to the Heads of School to become a Student Leader. These students are appreciated for their leadership and positive peer influence in the College community.  They may attend Student Council meetings and have opportunities to assist with fundraising for a variety of mission–focussed activities.

Senior Mentors

Students who volunteer to be a Senior Mentor may apply to their Year Level Coordinator.  Year 12 Mentors meet with Year 9 students once a week, and Year 11 Mentors meet with Year 7/8 students once a week.  Year 10 Mentors meet regularly with Year 6 students.

Who can a student talk to if they feel anxious or unhappy about things happening at the College?

Students usually feel comfortable talking about their issues and concerns with teachers or student mentors.
In Year 6-12, students may also make an appointment through the Executive Office to speak with their Year Level Coordinator, the Student Counsellor and the College Chaplain.
(MCC acknowledges and is grateful that our Chaplain is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP)

Who can a parent talk to if they have issues or concerns about their child while at the College?

We encourage parents to maintain a confident level of communication with the College about their child’s progress. For class related issues, please contact your child’s teacher by phone or email. For behavioural issues, please contact your child’s teacher or their Year Level Coordinator.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of speaking with your child’s teacher or Year Level Coordinator, please contact the relevant Head of School for further discussion. The College tries to keep parents informed of activities and situations through letters home (there are a variety of behaviour management home communication letters that may keep you informed of your child’s behaviour), the College Newsletter, group emails, the College website and the College Portal.

For more information about Pastoral Care and the Behaviour Management Processes of the College download the respective forms available below.

Junior School Behaviour ManagementJnr Behaviour Management
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Middle & Senior Behaviour ManagementMid&Snr Behaviour Management
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Anti-Bullying Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy
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Child Protection Policy
Child Protection Policy
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