- The goal of St Peter’s College as a Catholic school is to meet all personal, academic, physical, spiritual and emotional needs of every student.
- Catering for these needs will provide boys with the optimal chance for their social and learning development
- Pastoral Care involves creating the right culture and environment so that the above goal can be met.
- Pastoral Care is part of the unique special character of St Peter’s College;
- All staff contribute to Pastoral Care
The SPC Man
Attendance Office Procedures
- Our Attendance Officer is Mrs Alison Strong, T: 09 524 3934 or E: email@example.com
1. HOW TO NOTIFY ABSENCES
When your boy is away from school for any reason you must ring the College on 09 524 3934 for the Attendance Office. Information required:
- Your name
- Your boy’s name
- His house class
- The reason he is away
(whether he is only away for one period during the day or is sick, you must ring in DAILY if he is absent).
IMPORTANT: On his return to school, an explanation letter/note is also required to be forwarded to the Attendance Office to verify his absence.
- For any non-school related absences such non-school representative sport events, even if for one day, a request must be put in writing to the Headmaster in advance.
- Absence during term time for extended holidays is strongly discouraged. Any request for additional holidays must be put in writing to the Headmaster.
2. HOW TO NOFITY LEAVING SCHOOL DURING SCHOOL HOURS
If your son is needing to leave school for an appointment, he requires a note from a parent and he MUST sign out at the Attendance Office prior to leaving school.
- Boys are to arrive at school and in class on time
- Boys who arrive late need to sign in at the Attendance Office
- Genuine lateness must be explained with a note
- Unexplained lateness will result in a detention
Uniform & Grooming
The St Peter’s Uniform can be purchased from Edmund’s Shop, our uniform and stationery shop which is on-site. This is the only retailer of our College Uniform.
Mrs Alvarez, Edmund’s Shop Manager can help you with your uniform queries. Edmund’s Shop
SPC UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS including prices and photos
The SPC Respect Code states that we expect all boys to have pride in themselves, their grooming and their dress.
At enrolment, and in all communication, parents and students are informed of the expectations for wearing the College Uniform and personal grooming. All students are expected to leave home and return home in the correct uniform, worn correctly:
- Hair must be a student’s natural colour
- Hair must not be below the collar, longer hair can be dangerous in practical classes and students will have to tie hair up if requested.
- Hair must be tied back if eyes and face are not visible
- Extreme hairstyles are not permitted. These include, but are not limited to, dreadlocks, mohawks, shaved lines or any such styles that are studied efforts to draw attention to the student.
- All students must be clean shaven
Heads of Year (HOYs)
The Heads of Year have overall responsibility for the pastoral care and academic progress of boys in their respective Year level.
The Deputy Headmaster Pastoral Care is Mr Grant Hansen, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: 09 524 8101 x 7342
The Heads of Year for 2017 are:
|POSITION||NAME||T: 524 8108|
|HOY 7||Mr Simon Woodemail@example.com||x 7331|
|HOY 8||Mr Maurice McKinleyfirstname.lastname@example.org||x 7337|
|HOY 9||Mr Jonathan Bayemail@example.com||x 7319|
|HOY 10||Mr Brett Kingstonefirstname.lastname@example.org||x 7364|
|HOY 11||Mrs Sarah Bearneemail@example.com||x 7327|
|HOY 12 & 13||Mr Brett Frickerfirstname.lastname@example.org||x 7317|
Boys who have injured themselves or are feeling unwell should visit our Health Centre.
Mrs Claire Conroy is our nurse in charge.
Opening hours: 9am – 3pm, Mon – Fri
T: 524 8108 x 7347 or E: email@example.com
The counselling team is there to support boys who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. All meetings are strictly confidential.
Any boy who would like to see a counsellor can make an appointment via Mrs Debbie Kersten in the Careers Office.
T: 524 8108 x 7344 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Care Team (PCT)
The main focus of the Pastoral Care Team is the support of students or, occasionally, staff who are identified to be struggling with College life. The problems students experience are too numerous to summarise but include health, family, financial and personal problems. Students are assigned to individual members of the PCT. The support person meets with their assigned student on a regular basis. This can include home visits, peer mentoring, parent or outside agency conferences. All identified boys are closely monitored by somebody on the PCT in the strictest confidence.
Any referrals to the PCT can be made through Mrs Debbie Kersten in the Career’s OfficeT: 524 8108 x 7344 or E: email@example.com