Happy to be part of a clan
THE African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child’’ recognises the communal approach and shared responsibility of bringing up children — from grandparents, to uncles, aunts, cousins, neighbours and friends.
At Mount Carmel College, we hope that our new vertical pastoral care system for Years 7-10 will enable our students and staff to become part of that village.
Mount Carmel College has a longstanding and proud tradition of pastoral care, reflected in our motto, “We nurture, we challenge, we care’’.
Our new vertical pastoral care system will allow our staff to meet the wellbeing needs of students more effectively.
The vertical clan model will allow the relationship between school and home to be strengthened and a true collaboration between all those involved in the nurturing of the student’s social, emotional and academic needs to be fostered.
Our hope is that our vertical clan system will allow each of our students to play a role in helping to raise their peers, share responsibilities, shoulder the effort and dedicate time to raising confident, capable and strong Mount Carmel women.
The vertical clan structure will allow for our students to build relationships with students in year levels above and below them.
Through the vertical clan structure, students will be raised to be independent, courageous and socially aware individuals.
Our aim is to help to break down the pervasive barriers between cohorts. Together, we can raise young women who promote the importance of belonging, of community and of diversity.
A vertical clan structure will allow for reciprocal leadership and peer mentoring.
By having students of different age groups and year levels in one clan, younger students can readily seek advice, and older students can offer academic tutoring or coaching.
With a vertical clan structure, the responsibility of leadership is not just left for the senior students at our college.
Mount Carmel collegians are vehemently passionate about their community.
Our vertical clan structure will spark pride in our college house teams and will allow our students to group together to develop an ethos representative of their house namesakes.
The vertical clan structure will support our house events and draw students together, raising a proud family that celebrates the cultural, sporting and academic success of all its members.
The staff and students of Mount Carmel College can be a family to others in our community.
Together, we can share in the joy of raising young women.
Together, we are the village that will raise your daughter.