Provides an overview of the theory and practice of pastoral care and counselling within New Zealand schools. It includes an examination of pastoral care systems and counselling services, including the roles of staff, in relation to the academic mission of schools, disciplinary systems, the health of children and young people and the school-community interface.
At completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the principles and policies that underlie the provision of pastoral care, guidance and counselling in schools.
- Understand the relationship between psychological wellbeing and academic achievement.
- Define the different roles of staff members and others in contributing to the pastoral care, guidance and counselling of students in schools.
- Understand and critique the structure and functioning of pastoral care systems in schools.
- Discuss the application of the principles of pastoral care to particular issues that arise for adolescents, and to the needs of special groups within a school.
- Discuss the application of ethical principles in the practice of pastoral care in schools.
Currently scheduled classes
2020 Epsom (Semester 1): Compulsory on campus block teaching on Saturday (7th and 14th March, 11th April and 9th May), from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Take this course
This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:
- Master of Social Work
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education
- Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education
- Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership
- Master of Counselling
- Master of Social and Community Leadership
- Certificate of Proficiency
- Master of Education
- Master of Professional Studies in Education