pastoral wellbeing

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is the total climate of care which exists in a school. It reflects the central Christian ethos of individuals caring for and respecting one another.

At St Pius X College there is a strong focus within the College of pastoral care in the Edmund Rice tradition. The context is one of a shared partnership with parents in the formation and education of their son(s).

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Wellbeing of students is a priority for all teachers and our pastoral care of students includes the following key figures and teams:

  • Head of Student Services
  • Year Coordinators
  • College Counselling Team
  • Careers Advisor &
  • Educational Support Group

Pastoral Care teams exist in each year cohort.

Senior students in Years 11 and 12 are also involved in leadership programmes with students from Year 11 directing Peer Support groups in Year 5 and 7.

A programme of camps and retreats also reinforces our pastoral care philosophy.


The elements in the Pastoral Care Network are:

  • Homeroom teachers in Pastoral Care teams under Year Coordinators 7-12
  • Class teachers (Years 5 and 6)
  • Counselling
  • The Referral System
  • Head of Student Services
  • Sporting and Co-curricular programmes
  • Camps, retreats & excursions
  • Parish Youth Minister
  • Prayer room groups, class and Year cohort Masses
  • Parent/Teacher meetings
  • Peer Support programme
  • Recognition and reward for achievement
  • Mindmatters, mentors/mentees and student empowerment teams
  • Prefects and Seniors as Leaders
  • Class Captain (Years 5 and 6)
  • House Captains & Vice Captains
  • House System with leadership opportunities for Middle School (Years 7-10)
  • Our Lady of Dolours Parish
  • Digital Health and Wellness; and ICT education