Pastoral Care

The LaSalle tradition offers students hope. We provide our students with opportunities to grow and mature and face the challenges of life with confidence, resilience and courage. St John Baptist de la Salle encouraged teachers to “express love in kindness, gentleness, sensitivity, and tenderness in order to win the hearts [of the students]”. Without this kind of relationship, there can be no significant learning.

“Connectedness” is an essential component of positive well-being. These connections may be formal or informal, aiming to know each student as an individual person, treating each differently according to personal need, and forming a friendly relationship with each. Our House System and Homeroom structure provide the basis for a strong sense of belonging. Our student management framework, the ‘Levels System’ acknowledges positive conduct and encourages students to take responsibility for their behaviour.

Various programs assist in the development of skills and specialist restorative programs enable us to support students in times of difficulty.

LaSalle Catholic College actively seeks to prevent bullying and promotes positive student relationships built upon mutual respect and an appreciation of diversity.

The Levels System

Junior Levels System (Years 7 to 10)

The Junior Level System is designed to recognise and reward the achievements of students in Years 7-10. It is an integral part of the College’s Pastoral Care Program. It should be the goal of every student to advance their way through the level system.

The Junior Level System consists of seven levels. All students begin their enrolment at LaSalle on Level 4. Students carry their Level from the end of each year into the new school year through Years 7-10.

The Junior Level System recognises a number of areas in which students may contribute to College life, including:

  • academic achievement;
  • application to studies;
  • student leadership;
  • community service;
  • school service – house based initiatives, sport, Open Day, fundraising;
  • contribution to Performing Arts: Drama, Music;
  • exemplary attendance: classes, carnivals,
  • sporting representation;
  • extra-curricular representative: Chess, Debating, Public Speaking.

Senior Levels System (Years 11 to 12)

The Senior Level System is designed to recognise and reward the achievements of students in Years 11 and 12. It is an integral part of the College’s Pastoral Care Program.

The Senior Level System recognises a number of areas in which students may contribute to College life, including:

  • academic achievement;
  • application to studies;
  • student leadership;
  • Lasallian Youth Leader;
  • community service;
  • school service – house based initiatives, sport, Open Day, fundraising;
  • contribution to Performing Arts: Drama, Music;
  • exemplary attendance: classes, carnivals;
  • sporting representation;
  • coaching teams;
  • extra-curricular representative: Chess, Debating, Public Speaking.

Counselling

LaSalle College employs a counsellor four days per week. The counselling service aims to assist in the resolution of concerns, strengthen relationships, provide support for students and encourage responsibility for actions.

Students can approach the counsellor directly to make an appointment or they can ask their Homeroom Teacher or Year Co-ordinator to make an appointment.