St Clare’s Connection
“One person is of more value than a world.”
Sr Mary Euphrasia – Mother Foundress of the Good Shepherd Sisters.
Pastoral Care at St Clare’s has at its heart the enhancement of the dignity of each person within a Catholic Faith community. This is expressed in the ethos and philosophy of the school as a safe and caring environment.
St Clare’s School has a responsibility to provide an educational environment that promotes the dignity and respect of the person and, therefore, aims to encourage the development of positive relationships between students to reduce all forms of bullying, harassment, aggression and violence.
The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) has a responsibility to make a Catholic education available to all Catholic students whose parents seek a Catholic education for them, while embodying the Church’s preferential option for the poor and disadvantaged (Mandate, p 50), insofar as this is possible.
The human person, though made of body and soul, is a unity... The human body shares in the dignity of the image of God: it is a human body precisely because it is animated by a spiritual soul, and it is the whole human person that is intended to become, in the body of Christ, a temple of the Spirit.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is utilised in schools for learning, teaching and administration. The availability of such resources provides the opportunity for schools to help students develop their full potential. ICT provides significant educational value but can pose risks regarding safety, personal reputation and corporate reputation.
Catholic schools can serve as models for all within Western Australia who seek to create genuine communities. Such communities are always founded upon shared commitment to the common good.
Out-of-school Learning and Training Programs provide a valuable pathway for students to explore their transition from school to post-school opportunities.
The primary purpose of collecting your information is to support the design and safe delivery of the educational programme to each student in their CEWA community of faith.
This Policy describes the management of personal information provided to or collected by us.
‘Catholic schools need to provide the best apprenticeship that they can in the Christian life.’ (Bishops’ Mandate, 59). School retreats are an integral part of the life-long faith formation of young people. They promote systematic, intentional catechesis as part of the comprehensive evangelisation of students.
School excursions are opportunities for students to experience learning outside of their normal school environment.
The Catholic school aims to help students integrate culture, faith and life. It values culture and fosters its critical transmission. Underlying its approach will be absolute values founded upon the teaching of Jesus Christ. Careful selection and use of texts is, therefore, important in the Catholic school.
In Western Australia, the Mandate of the Bishops requires the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) to advance the Church’s purpose for Catholic schools, while embodying the Church’s preferential option for the poor and disadvantaged, by making available a Catholic school education for all Catholic children, insofar as this is possible (Mandate, 50).
Ensuring the safety and well-being of students is the first responsibility of schools. The Code of Conduct describes minimum standards of conduct in all behaviour and decision making toward this goal. Travel in vehicles represents an environment where the safety of students demands particular attention.