Calvary Christian College prides itself in the establishment and maintenance of a safe, supportive and caring environment for our students. Our pastoral care programs are modelled by our Lord Jesus Christ who was the Good Shepherd. If we claim to be a Christian College and do not demonstrate love and compassion for our student then the Good Book claims we are only a ‘clanging gong’.
We belong to this community because we have chosen to, accepting, as Jesus accepted that we will all know times of weakness and failure so that when we need counsel, challenge, and care for growth and development to occur, it is offered in a spirit of compassion and forgiveness.
As a College community, we live by gospel values sharing compassion, understanding, respect and acceptance in the hope that we are faithful witnesses in our students lives. Our community grows by God’s grace that inspires the efforts of students, parents and staff as they build it based on faith and trust. Jesus' example of service to others is the model for the Calvary community to follow; to help one another with openness, encouragement and a sense of humour.
Pastoral care in our College is expressed both formally and informally. We have a variety of formal program such as chaplaincy and student counselling services, the ‘You Can Do It’ program, anti-bullying strategies and peer mentoring programs. Informally we have the expectation that all staff members are to establish pastoral relationships with their students which breed mutual respect, cooperation and self discipline.