The concept of cura personalis makes sure your son is known and cared for
Pastoral care at St Aloysius’ College is an expression of the Ignatian virtue of cura personalis, the care of the individual, one of the characteristics of Jesuit education. It is seen and experienced as a core value embedded in our classrooms, community and culture.
Central to the Ignatian way of proceeding is care and concern of the individual. Saint Ignatius made sure all of his followers were taken care of and, similarly, through the Constitution of the Society, he asked that Superiors would exercise a type of personal care for members of their communities. Cura Personalis describes this type of care. This is not an institutional, nor a formulaic care, but a form which is personal and individual. At St Aloysius’ College, all members of the College Community – students, parents and staff – are called to extend this type of care and concern to others.
Cura personalis promotes a positive, unified school culture where each student feels connected to, and with, others. We try to nurture each student so that they develop a strong sense of self-respect and insight into his unique gifts and achievements.
The care of a student is the immediate responsibility of his peers, teachers, coaches, the College chaplain and, in a unique way, his Pastoral Mentor, the Principal and the Rector.
In practice this might take the form of programs for wellbeing, resilience, anti-bullying and cyber safety. There are also three College psychologists available.