Unity College seeks to nurture students with a focus on the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development. Staff assist students to find ways to fulfil their individual needs, recognise and celebrate their successes, learn from their mistakes and develop a sense of being connected with themselves and others around them.
The Class Teacher
Your child's Class Teacher is the primary carer of the students in his/her class and as such is the first point of communication between school and home. The Class Teacher has daily responsibility for their class, encompassing:
- Spiritual and emotional support
- Monitoring of attendance and academic progress
- Communication books/diaries and daily administration
- Uniform and personal presentation requirements
- Behaviour management
Daily Pastoral Care Checklist
- Prior to 8.35am: Students sit in undercover area with teacher on duty
- 8.35am: Bell sounds and students move to class
- 8.45am: School day begins
- 8.55am (Monday): Devotion in the Steeple
- 8.55am (Tuesday - Thursday): Class devotion on JS
- 2.45pm (Friday): Assembly in the Steeple
Junior School Chaplain
The Junior School Chaplain is available to assist individual students who seek support in relation to pastoral care issues or respond to referrals by the Class Teachers, the Head of Junior School or the Assistant Head of Junior School.
Unity College received their KidsMatter accreditation in 2018.
Initiatives implemented on the Junior School under the KidsMatter framework include a Buddy Bench, Bob and Zebah - the wellbeing dogs, a whole school fitness program and community service events. Benefits of the framework have included improved social skills, increased feelings of responsibility, boosted mental health and enhanced physical health.
KidsMatter is a national initiative designed to enable a whole-school approach to mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention and allows for closer links with local Murraylands based social support networks. Visit www.kidsmatter.edu.au for more information.
There is regular contact with parents through class newsletters, open classrooms, parent/teacher interviews and a comprehensive reporting system, including an online ongoing assessment portal.