Year 11 & 12 Leaders of Pastoral Care

How do College uniforms affect student attitudes?
Encouraging good discipline in wearing the College uniform well. It may sound a tad naive to assume that clothing can improve discipline, but many experts believe that school uniforms do have a positive influence on behaviour and learning. Research and study conducted into the effects that school uniforms have on behaviour and attendance conclude that improvements were visible in schools which enforce a uniform be worn well by the student body.

Students who have attended this College indicate, “wearing the College uniform and following the uniform policy” adds occasion to the day ahead, much like a sports person before a big game.

Adhering to College rules and expectations regarding uniform provided a sense of motivation and purpose, and help to ready them for life beyond the school gates. Your support as parents in relation to your child following the College uniform senior requirements would be greatly appreciated to foster a sense of identity, belonging and boost professionalism among our senior students in Year 11 and 12.

Students leaving Early
A reminder to senior students and parents: the senior students at our College are very fortunate to have a place for supervised study during the course of the school day. Past students have told us that the effective use of their study lessons has had an overwhelmingly positive impact on their results. As the recommended number of hours of study that students should be doing on top of their school work is 2-3 hours per day at the senior level, the effective use of these study lessons becomes vitally important. Students should not be making appointments outside school during these times or signing out early.

Chris Kalchbauer, Leader of Pastoral Care – Year 11   Leader of Pastoral Care  ckalchbauer@lism.catholic.edu.au
Heidi Flanagan, Year 12 Leader of Pastoral Care    hflanagan@lism.catholic.edu.au