What is it?
Student Formation classes teach students about being connected and cover six areas in the curriculum which are considered essential to the developmental needs of boys.
- A notion of masculinity, which is empowering
- An understanding of the experience of womanhood and how gender is constructed
- Educational experiences which are stimulating, challenging and value all learners and learning areas
- Positive senior and peer role models
- Balancing all areas of life
- Respect for physical and mental well-being
In addition, House Tutor groups follow four main themes:
- Community Living
- Relationships and Gender
- Social Justice
- Physical and Emotional Health
The seven core values of Edmund Rice Education are critical in the development of the student and are included in the Nudgee College program to enhance discussion and reflection during House Tutor groups, whole school, year level and house assemblies.
Why do it?
- Each student needs to feel as if they belong to the College community. A boy needs to belong to a significant small group where there is an adult mentor to confide in and make meaningful contact with.
- Student formation is an expression of the ethos of the College, especially endorsing gospel values and celebrating the beliefs and traditions of the Catholic Church.
- The seven Edmund Rice Core Values are the cornerstone on which the student formation program is developed and implemented.
- To promote well-balanced personal relationships, caring attitudes towards other people and a willingness to serve.
- To foster a sense of community among all students, families and staff that builds on the traditions and celebrations of the school.
- Parents are entitled to have a staff member who has continuing contact with their child and who can communicate with them.
- To provide a broad range of challenging programs and opportunities.
- To stimulate creativity, innovation and leadership in all students and staff.
- To strengthen self esteem, responsibility and assurance.
- To create a happy environment that engenders curiosity, enthusiasm and a passion for lifelong learning.
- To celebrate achievement and individual growth based on freedom, openness and flexibility in the approach to student management that enables each student to be cared for in an individual manner.