A Message about Pastoral Care
God’s love has brought us together in this time and at Geelong Lutheran College to learn, grow, serve, worship, and to care for one another. Staff see their vocation as serving God and his children.
We believe each child is a unique and special person created in God’s image. It is a privilege to be in partnership with parents and families as we walk with our students through this stage of their life’s journey—which emphasizes growth spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. The mission of Geelong Lutheran College is to support parents and families in their role as the primary carers of their children.
Religious education and pastoral care is woven into every aspect of life at the College. We are distinctly Lutheran in our identity. This is reflected in our teaching, worship, and lifestyle. Our Lutheran heritage is reflected in our emphasis always on God’s love, God’s free grace, and God’s ongoing care and presence in our lives. Our students reflect a diversity of religious traditions.
The Pastoral Care Coordinator’s role is to lead and support the College community as it provides Christ-like care for one another. Each student and parent can expect to be valued, listened to, and cared for at Geelong Lutheran College. We aim to provide an environment that is safe and welcoming to all.
The Pastoral Care Coordinator, Mr Jonny Hedt, is available to:
- Counsel with students and parents;
- Support teachers and staff as they care for the unique needs of every student and family;
- Extend care to families during times of crisis or trauma.
Mr Hedt runs programs for small groups and classes which teach social skills, peace-making, and coping with change, grief and loss. He also assists students with the resolution of conflict through the application of restorative practices.
STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY
Geelong Lutheran College is committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Geelong Lutheran College has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to acting in children’s best interests and in keeping them safe from harm. Geelong Lutheran College regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such, is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and maintain a child safe culture.
These mosaics have been made by students of the College