One of the distinctives of Christian schooling is the commitment, skill and availability of the staff to provide loving pastoral care for the students. Each student at Heritage is viewed as a uniquely created individual endowed with specific God-given gifts and abilities. The school takes seriously its responsibility to identify, nurture and develop each student’s talents. To do this successfully students need to know that they are loved, supported and respected.
The whole school community – teachers, parents and students – are encouraged to work together in meeting the pastoral care needs of students. During school hours, the major provider of pastoral care for primary school students is their own classroom teacher and for secondary students their first contact in welfare and pastoral care matters is with their Pastoral Care Teachers. A chaplain is also available on a part-time basis.
However, within our Heritage community all students may call on any staff member for guidance or help.
An important part of the Christian life is our behaviour towards others. At Heritage Christian School we expect respect in all inter-personal relationships. We value diligence, civility, honesty and respect for private property. Occasionally, students may not behave appropriately. For such circumstances the school has carefully thought through a system to bring appropriate correction where needed. If misbehaviours go beyond minor events, the school readily contacts parents so that a co-ordinated approach to solve the matter can be undertaken.
Our goal is to celebrate growth and, through times of difficulty, students are encouraged to learn from their mistakes, take appropriate steps to restore broken relationships and persevere in their commitment to build Christian character.