Encourage every student to be confident in their self-worth.
The students of Prendiville Catholic College aspire to live as Shepherds of Christ. This involves an understanding of how to bring the values of the Gospel to life in our everyday actions and to support each other in our community to do this. To promote a safe, respectful, happy and inclusive College climate, Prendiville students have identified behaviours and actions they expect from all at the College.
The Prendiville Way
Students at Prendiville Catholic College have worked collaboratively in student voice forums to identify how they want to feel while at school. Students believe it is important to feel safe, respected, happy and included.
We believe that encouraging our students to value his or her own unique abilities is one of the most important lessons of life. Our teachers encourage every student to be confident in their self-worth, to be open to new experiences, to build new friendships, to develop individual abilities and to explore undeveloped talents.
Upon entering our College, each child is placed into one of eight Houses. Within each House, students are placed into Year Group Homerooms (HR) and are cared for by Homeroom Teacher (HT). Homeroom Teachers develop a strong connection with students and is the first point of contact for parents. Each Year group is led by a Head of Year that is responsible for the pastoral care of students with a focus of addressing the developmental needs of the year group and it creating a strong year group identity.
Students are also placed into House Community Rooms (CR) that has students from Years 7-12 and they are cared for by a Community Room Teacher (CT). We believe that this structure helps to break down the barriers between different ages while providing senior students the opportunity to support and be role models for the younger students. Siblings are placed into the same Community Room which ensures the Community Room Teacher develops a strong relationship with the each family. Each House has a House Leader who has responsibility for encouraging participation in House events, creating House spirit and a sense of belonging.
Students remain in the same Homeroom and Community Room for the duration of their time at the College, and generally have the same Homeroom and Community Teacher, to ensure a yearly continuity.