Pastoral care

Hats & BibleAs a Christian school, the area of pastoral care is very important to us. Our chaplaincy program aims to assist the School community by providing pastoral care and general spiritual, social and emotional comfort to any student.

Utilising the assistance provided by the school chaplaincy program is not compulsory for any student.  However when the Chaplains or Counsellor are taking part in a structured part of the school program all students involved in that class are to attend as they would any other part of the program within Redlands College.

The College provides a behaviour management program based on the Responsible Thinking Process.  This is a counter-cultural approach, which calls for each person to choose and be accountable for their choices.

Staff recognise the importance of the children’s spiritual growth, and the role that they play in supporting the family by teaching students about God’s Word and its application to daily life.

All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective. We recognise that faith cannot be contained in a “box for Sunday”, it is a commitment which affects every aspect of life.

Students are also exposed to Christian teachings during assemblies as well as at Year level meetings where prayers are said, songs are sung and readings from the Bible occur.

Parents are encouraged to discuss the classroom religious education program with their child’s teacher at any time, so home and school can work together for the children’s spiritual development.

The philosophy is based on Biblical encouragement:  Getting alongside students in order to understand the need, and then seeking strategies together in order to better meet the need.

Every staff member has a passion greater than their specific area of responsibility, helping each student to grow in wisdom and stature, in favour with God and man.  This happens through staff in classrooms, spiritual life classes, year level assemblies and a myriad of co-curricular activities.

Wisdom and life skills are taught and experienced proactively through Religion and Ethics classes and weekly chapel. Whole Senior school worship assemblies occur each term.

The Chaplains offer support for students in personal, family, scholastic and relationship matters.  These support people have access to resources outside the College.