Pastoral Support Worker

What do Pastoral Care Workers (PCW) do?

  • They are active in promoting student wellbeing, particularly through the provision of pastoral care and school based activities.
  • They have an educative role in the areas of values, morals and ethics.
  • They work as part of the school support team to facilitate connections into the school network and wider community of students who are suffering from bereavement, family breakdown or other crisis and loss situations.

The services provided by a PCW should be appropriate to the school and student context in which he or she will operate. Within this context, PCWs will be expected to respect the range of religious views and affiliations, and cultural traditions in the school and the community, and be approachable by students of all faiths. It is not the purpose of PCW services to bring about or encourage commitment to any set of beliefs.

It is important to note that PCWs cannot provide services for which they are not qualified, for example, behaviour intervention or management, counselling services or psychological assessment, or medical assessment.

The Pastoral Care Worker Program at Willunga Primary School

Our Pastoral Care Worker is Sue Camac. Sue co-ordinates and is involved in student programs for:

  • Knitting
  • Master  Chef (cooking competition for Upper Primary students).
  • Willunga’s Got Talent (a showcase of the many artistic talents of our students)
  • Living Library – bringing people from the Community to our school to share their stories with students
  • Supporting the Student Leadership program of the school
  • Community fundraisers
  • Camps and excursions
  • Classroom  support

Sue is a valuable asset to our school.  She provides wonderful opportunities, and students feel connected with and valued by her.  At enrolment (on the blue form), parents indicate whether or not Sue can support their child during their time at Willunga Primary School.  This information can be altered at any time through the Student Services Officer.

Last updated: January 30, 2017 at 10:37 am

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