Faith Lutheran College, Plainland has been established with the clear directive that pastoral care be a very important and conspicuous element within all the day to day activities of the school.

Pastoral Care - What Does It Mean?

Pastoral Care means that the College and its staff:

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  • Accept students as individuals in God's kingdom.
  • Forgive and demonstrate forgiveness.
  • Demonstrate Christian love in all its attributes, to the students
  • Take personal interest in the welfare of each individual student and in all aspects of their development.
  • Give praise, support and encouragement to others.
  • Apply equity and justice to all.
  • Listen to and provide guidance, advice and counselling to students.
  • Condemn unacceptable conduct, but do not condemn the student

The Aim of Pastoral Care is to :

  • Demonstrate God's love in both word and action
  • Help students to see themselves in relationship to God
  • as sinners, though constantly in rebellion against him,  whom God in his love, forgives for Christ’s sake
  • as saints, whom God accepts, acknowledges, encourages, and strengthens
  • Help students to accept and acknowledge their place and importance in God’s world
  • Demonstrate to students that the school and the staff do care about them and about their development, their progress and their welfare
  • Demonstrate to students that there is somebody at the College in whom they can confide and share their problems and concerns
  • Help students restore broken relationships (with God, with their parents, with their teachers, with fellow students, with others).
  • Help students develop self-discipline, respect for others, and awareness of the rights and needs of others in the community.
  • Help and encourage students to recognise and to change unacceptable and inappropriate behaviour.
  • Help students recognise that they too have a responsibility for the pastoral care of others within the community.
  • Help students develop a spirit of community, loyalty, and commitment to each other and to the school.
  • Help students to accept and cope with the difficulties of adolescence
  • Guide students through their secondary education in order to help them become people of integrity, who can make a useful and worthwhile contribution to society as respected citizens.