“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
– (Ps 46:1)
Here at Stanborough School, we whole-heartedly believe that God is our guide, our refuge and our strength. That is why our motto reads:
“God is the Master of our School”
It is our belief that the Bible offers us the guidance we need to nurture and mentor our children so that they become tolerant, educated, well-rounded adults who are equipped for life in this world and the one to come.
Why Pastoral Care Is Important
All students will experience varying degrees of social isolation, hopelessness, confusion, misunderstanding and helplessness. Therefore, it is important to recognise that these issues exist and implement strategies that will help each student to effectively address his/her unique challenges.
The most common issues are related to:
The way our students handle these challenges will impact their lives now and in the future. This is why it is important to have a good pastoral care programme that caters to their needs by providing the guidance of a mature, caring, and supportive adult who is informed about healthy and safe strategies they can use to cope with the unique challenges they face.
Our Pastoral Care Program
At Stanborough, we believe that it is our job to ensure that our students are physically, spiritually and mentally healthy. This is why, as Spiritual Advisor to students and staff, I have made it my mission to identify and understand the issues that our students face. I spend countless hours talking to our students and researching the issues that arise in our discussions. This ensures that I am equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to provide our precious children with practical and healthy methods they can use to address their unique challenges or concerns
It is also one of the reasons we are confident that our Pastoral Care is second to none. Our Pastoral Care Program focuses on addressing three key aspects of our students’ lives:
1 . Students’ Wellbeing
Throughout the year we run events and programmes, which help students grow emotionally and spiritually. These include, but are not limited to:
Week of prayer