Curriculum

Wellbeing

Our approach to pastoral care and wellbeing at CCC is underpinned by our Biblical worldview and is summed up in the scripture: Micah 6:8

 
“But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbour, be compassionate and loyal in your love, and don’t take yourself too seriously — take God seriously.”

 

At CCC we want every student to feel safe and cared for. We strive to provide a learning environment that supports each student in their studies, with the aim of helping everyone reach their full potential. We also recognise that schools need to provide for the whole child, including social/emotional needs, physical development, online safety and spiritual needs.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care modules are selected depending on the needs of students and focus on character development and biblical knowledge. Teachers engage students in daily devotions from the selected modules and our Chapel pastors speak with these topics in mind.

Secondary PC lessons are organised into 3 separate strands:

  • Biblical Studies provide students with knowledge and understanding of God’s plan for their life.
  • A variety of age-appropriate and relevant topics to help equip students for life.
  • Mental health, diet, sleep, exercise, bullying, resilience, conflict resolution and emotional intelligence.

On Wednesday students will attend Chapel and on Thursday they attend Assembly.

Pastoral Care Program

We have developed modules that cover a multitude of topics designed for Prep to Year 7. Modules are selected depending on the needs of students and focus on character development and biblical knowledge. Teachers engage students in daily devotions from the selected modules and our Chapel pastors speak with these topics in mind.

Secondary PC lessons are organised into 3 separate strands. In most cases, teachers will spend one lesson per week on each strand.

  • Biblical Studies. Lessons cover different biblical topics to provide students with knowledge and understanding of God’s plan for their life.
  • Skills. These lessons will cover a variety of age-appropriate and relevant topics to help
    equip students for life.
  • Wellbeing. Topics covered here may include mental health, diet, sleep, exercise, bullying, resilience, conflict resolution and emotional intelligence.

On Wednesday students will attend Chapel and on Thursday they attend Assembly, replacing PC lessons.

Chappy

At CCC we’ve had a full-time Chaplain for many years. Both primary and secondary students can make appointments at any time and can talk about anything that is worrying them. Chappy also attends many of our camps and excursions, which is a great way to get to know students away from the normal classroom setting. Parents can also contact Chappy via the office if they want to make an appointment.

Responsible Thinking

Introduced in 2013, our Responsible Thinking Process recognises that all teachers have the right to teach and all students have the right to learn. When a student chooses to behave in a way that impedes effective teaching and learning or if they are causing danger to self or others then staff will turn to our RTP. Students are encouraged to understand that they are part of a learning community and that their choice is having an impact on others. Sometimes students will be referred to the Responsible Thinking Classroom, where a staff member will work with them one on one. Our amazing RTP team also has a raft of Pastoral Care options for supporting students’ social/emotional and wellbeing needs.

Responsible Thinking

Introduced in 2013, our Responsible Thinking Process recognises that all teachers have the right to teach and all students have the right to learn. When a student chooses to behave in a way that impedes effective teaching and learning or if they are causing danger to self or others then staff will turn to our RTP. Students are encouraged to understand that they are part of a learning community and that their choice is having an impact on others. Sometimes students will be referred to the Responsible Thinking Classroom, where a staff member will work with them one on one. Our amazing RTP team also has a raft of Pastoral Care options for supporting students’ social/emotional and wellbeing needs.

Enrichment Unit

At CCC we believe every child is created in the image of God and has been specially gifted with unique strengths and abilities. Where it is identified that a student could benefit from additional support to reach their potential in social-emotional, behavioural or learning development, our team will often be called upon to develop and deliver programs or assistance. We also have regular visits from professionals including our speech pathologist and occupational therapist.

Bullying: outstanding character

CCC staff are aware of the potentially harmful effects of bullying and we take reports of bullying seriously. Our primary aim in responding to bullying is to restore a positive learning environment for all students. We commonly employ a range of strategies to help restore relationships, understanding that each situation is unique. Once we are aware of a bullying situation the reactive strategies are designed to empower the person impacted and prevent it from happening again.

Bullying

CCC staff are aware of the potentially harmful effects of bullying and we take reports of bullying seriously. Our primary aim in responding to bullying is to restore a positive learning environment for all students. We commonly employ a range of strategies to help restore relationships, understanding that each situation is unique. Once we are aware of a bullying situation the reactive strategies are designed to empower the person impacted and prevent it from happening again.