Pastoral Care and Organisation
Camp La Salle
Camp La Salle is a project of Lasallian Youth Ministry. Over the coming holidays a group of seven Year 8 students will participate in a camp at Phillip Island. Students from St. James East Bentleigh, St. Bede’s Mentone and St. John’s Dandenong will also attend. The camp is designed to help students develop confidence and interpersonal skills as well as friendships with other students from fellow Lasallian Schools.
Uniform Change for Term 4
Students are reminded that summer uniform may be worn from Monday 6 October. Wearing the uniform correctly demonstrates pride and respect for the College and presents a very positive image to the general public. Homeroom teachers and year level coordinators will be closely monitoring uniform from the beginning of Term 4.
Courtesy and Conduct
The College has recently received a number of positive comments from members of the public concerning boy’s behaviour and awareness of those around them. This is a timely reminder to the vast majority of boys who travel to and from school by public transport. Members of the public do notice De La Salle students each day, so all students need to behave with courtesy and respect towards the travelling public.
Pastoral Review Committee Update
Over Term 3 the Pastoral Review Committee has continued to work. The committee has focused on researching systems and practices in a variety of Catholic Secondary Colleges. Consultation included visits by committee members to St. Peter’s College Cranbourne, St. John’s College Dandenong, Star of the Sea College Gardenvale and Marcellin College Bulleen. Staff of the College have also been involved in consultations over the future direction of pastoral care at the College.
The committee will continue its work during Term 4 with the aim to provide an interim report to the College Executive by December. Final recommendations are due by the end of Term 1, 2015 with the intention of implementing the recommendations at the start of the 2016 academic year.
Mr Tom Ryan,
Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care and Organisation