Pastoral Care

PASTORAL CARE

In St Joseph’s Primary School we recognise that children who are relaxed and happy are more likely to experience academic success and accept new ideas and people. The paramount concern of all our staff is the safety, health and well-being of every child in our care and we seek to ensure that every one of our children thrives in a safe and happy environment. We promote good relationships between teachers, pupils, parents and all the other agencies that support our school.

Our Pastoral Care policy reflects the attitudes, values, beliefs and practices of our Catholic faith and involves all members of our school community.

Through the implementation of our Pastoral Care policy the school aims:

  • To strive to foster Gospel values and to create a mutually respectful atmosphere where pupils feel known, safe, valued and respected, and to learn to respond positively to the activities and events of school life;
  • To develop responsible and well-educated pupils with a keen sense of personal worth and an interest in lifelong learning: children who have the social skills and confidence to build positive relationships with their peers, families, staff and other adults; pupils who have learned to embrace diversity and have the capabilities to cope with the successes and failures, the joys and sorrows of everyday life;
  • To nurture the talents of pupils and celebrate the achievements of all;
  • To respond sympathetically in an atmosphere of trust to the concerns, needs and worries of all our pupils; and
  • To increase the awareness of pupils to potential dangers that exist around them both inside and outside the school environment.

The Principal, Mr Donaldson, has special responsibility for pastoral care in the school. If, at any time, you have concerns about any aspect of the pastoral provision for your child, please make an appointment to speak with Mr Donaldson.

The pastoral care of pupils will be developed and enhanced through a wide range of activities and opportunities which compliment curricular provision.

These include:

 Assemblies

 Whole school and class liturgical events

 Recognition of achievements in and out of school

 The celebration of children’s work and efforts

 Class duties

 The involvement of pupils in charities

 Children supporting the wider community

 The Citizen of the Month award

 World Book Day

 Extra-curricular activities

 Sport and instrumental programmes

 Educational visits

 Events during the year which reinforce important pastoral information e.g. anti-bullying week

 Catholic Schools Week

 School and Eco Councils

Dec
22 2020
12 noon finish for all pupils
Dec
23 2020
Holiday
Jan
07 2021
Start of new term
Jan
07 2021
Primary One application procedure opens 12 noon
Jan
09 2021
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St.Joseph's Primary School,
31a Holland Drive,
Ballyhackamore,
Belfast,
BT5 6EH

028 9065 0039


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