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Student Support

At St Mark’s College we believe that feeling safe and supported is the right of everyone in our school community.  

Student Wellbeing

Across the College, our aim is to empower each individual student to grow as a person, to lead, to achieve and to contribute to our community and the greater society. These values are underpinned by The Preventative System of St John Bosco. Our teachers and College staff walk alongside students in work and play, providing our students with the opportunity of becoming trusted friends and mentors to them. 

 

Year Level Coordinators
At our secondary campus, Year Level Coordinators provide an important layer of support to students within their year level. 

Year 7 Tom Gilligan tgilligan@smc.catholic.edu.au
Year 8 Briony Pole bpole@smc.catholic.edu.au
Year 9 Caleb Brown cbrown@smc.catholic.edu.au
Year 10 Ben Goode bgoode@smc.catholic.edu.au
Year 11 Andrew Sheridan asheridan@smc.catholic.edu.au
Year 12 Jane Gibson janegibson@smc.catholic.edu.au


As they grow, children face a range of issues, at school, within friendship groups, even at home. Our Year Level Coordinators monitor, develop and support students’ pastoral care, wellbeing and personal and spiritual growth during their time at the College. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to contact their child’s Year Level Coordinator to discuss any issue that they are concerned with.


School Counsellor

Students across the College are further supported by an onsite School Counsellor. The School Counsellor provides a friendly, private and confidential service to assist with a range of school and personal issues. Students and their families are able to access this service, and can make an appointment during and outside of school hours, by phoning the College on 8633 8800.   

 

 

For wellbeing enquiries, contact

Bosco Student Office
P 8633 8801

Flexible Learning

Flexible learning at Bosco Campus aims to provide as much help as possible to students needing assistance to access the mainstream curriculum successfully. This includes supporting the teachers of those students.

Learning Support

Social, emotional and intellectual development is considered when establishing modified programs for students. Communication with parents is integral to create a positive partnership to assist their child. ‘In class’ support is the preferred model, but withdrawal for small group ‘tutorial’ work, or ‘one to one’ assistance may also be necessary. Assistance from teachers also includes the adaptation of tasks and assessment materials, providing resources, strategies, accommodations and information.

The school recognises the needs of these children and allocates additional funds for Educational Support Officers’ time so that classroom support is enabled.

At the secondary level all attempts are made to keep the student in their core classes so they remain part of their social network. Accommodations according to the need of the student are made by the classroom teacher, with support from the faculty coordinator, so that they can access the curriculum.

With parental permission, there is close liaison with outside feeder schools for transition to St Mark’s, Port Pirie Regional Health Services (e.g., Speech therapy) Novita, AutismSA, Cora Barclay Centre, SPELD, TAFE and other pediatric and psychological specialists. In addition the Catholic Education Office’s Special Education Consultants provide regular guidance and oversee the review of the goals for those children who meet assessment criteria.

Learning Support

Useful tips for parents

For great tips on supporting your child through both Primary and Secondary schooling visit the Student Wellbeing Hub.

Contact

Administration
455 The Terrace, Port Pirie South Australia 5540
T 08 8633 8800    F 08 8633 0104
E info@smc.catholic.edu.au

Absentees
Benedict 08 8633 8802
Bosco 08 8633 8801