Principal’s Welcome What is College? The Andrew’s Difference Who Are We? History College Culture Training in Cultural Competency Women in St Andrew’s College Reconciliation Action Plan Pastoral Care Mental Health and Isolation Inspiration Broderick Report 2017 Staff Council Community Partners Photo Gallery College Handbook College Policies Contact UsTel: +61 (2) 9565 7300 Email Us Pastoral Care Pastoral Care Leaders (PCLs) at St Andrew’s are students, second year or older, who undertake additional training to provide emotional support to their fellow students through their time in College.Pastoral Leaders are not expected to solve all the emotional issues that arise at College; often, the most valuable contribution a PCL can make is directing an individual to a more appropriate source of help, and importantly, PCLs do not have a disciplinary role.As transitioning into university life is challenging for some, the support offered can be invaluable. ‘Pastorally caring’ for students might involve:Having conversations about study and / or other issuesSupporting students who are struggling with mental illness (directing them to the right place)Keeping an ‘ear to the ground’ and discussing relevant issues (e.g. ongoing unacceptable student conduct) with the House Committee and Student MentorsLoss of a relative or friendIdentifying mental illnesses (e.g. eating disorders)Breakups – listeningSubstance misuse – on the spot and next day follow-upsStudents struggling with College life – friendshipSocial dysfunction on corridorsDisappointment – listeningLife balance – study, sport, family, social, interestsPastoral Care Leaders, along with other student leaders, undergo training on:Mental HealthFirst Aid and CPRSexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Characteristics: Diversity and AllyCollege policies and proceduresAd-hoc subjects, e.g. 2021 included sessions on leadershipSt Andrew’s appoints 15 Pastoral Care Leaders each year, with two providing the liaison for non-residential members of College. Competition is fierce, with more than five applications for each position.The process of appointment is time-consuming and robust. Aspiring applicants apply via an application form that includes their responses to fact-based and scenario questions. A panel of staff and students revise the applications and then conduct interviews. A matrix is used to ensure a representative selection by gender, institution of study, degree studied, year group, interests and College involvement.