In keeping with our Catholic school aims of educating the whole child, pastoral care within the school focuses on developing a sense of Christian self-responsibility and community in children. The development of the individual child through the use of positive reinforcement is an essential component of appropriate school and classroom behaviour.

At St Denis, we aim to create an atmosphere which protects the rights of each individual and group within the community, children, staff, parents and Parish, and where fairness and responsibility for one’s actions encourage the development of self-discipline.

Pastoral care in a Catholic school is a natural extension of the evangelical ministry of the Church. It is the responsibility of all, requires cooperation and permeates every aspect of school life, is based on Catholic/Christian values and affirms the dignity and worth of each person.