Happy to be part of a clan

Mercury (Hobart) - - BACK TO SCHOOL -

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.

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