Loreto Convent Msongari School believes in the system of Pastoral Care and we operate the following procedures.
Our Understanding of Pastoral Care
1. Pastoral Casework - That is individual work with pupils who are having problems be they of an academic, vocational, social, emotional or behavioural nature.
2. Pastoral Curriculum - This includes both the 'hidden curriculum' that is the ethos of the school, the day to day relationships between staff and pupils, the value system of a school, the opportunities for moral, spiritual, social and cultural development as well as the more formal and overt pastoral curriculum, which would include, though not be limited to, the PSE work whether done by tutors or by subject specialists.
3. Pastoral Control - That is the discipline system in the school that would include the giving of sanctions but is a much wider concept than that. Good discipline which is consistent, which affirms the pupils' value, which builds rather than crushes, which encourages individuality rather than dull conformity, but all within an orderly environment, is an essential ingredient of effective pastoral care.