Student Support Programs

MCHF provides opportunities for students to be involved and participate in various programs to develop student’s knowledge, skills and attitudes. Students are awarded and recognised for their participation in extra-curricular activities.

College Leadership Opportunities – There are a wide range of opportunities MCHF offers for student’s to develop their leadership attributes such as:

  • College Secondary Leadership (College Captain, Leaders and Assistant Leaders)
  • Colour House Leadership
  • SRC Leaders
  • Bus Prefects
  • Library Monitors
  • Homeroom Captains

Social Justice Group

Year 10 students have the opportunity to participate in social justice activities. Some of the activities include community based visits as well as preparing an annual Social Justice Mass.

Vinnies Group

Year 9 students have the opportunity to participate in community fundraising activities. Some of the activities include the winter appeal and the Easter appeal fundraisers. Students also participate in community based visits.

Choir

Secondary students who have talents and skills with instruments or vocals are encouraged to join the choir. The College Choir serves in various Masses throughout the year as well as other College events such as Assemblies and the annual Expo Extravaganza.

Community Events and Activities

Secondary students participate in a range of community based fundraisers and activities such as Project Compassion, Blood Donations and Bandana Day.

Merit Award

MCHF emphasises and promotes academic excellence for all its students. Continued acknowledgement occurs throughout the college year for student contributions and effort where students are rewarded in the following areas:

  • Curriculum Excellence
  • Extra Curricula Excellence
  • Personal Development Excellence

To attain the above, the College promotes the Merit Award System. The process of the Merit Award System is as follows:

  • Merit Stamps: Issued by staff to award students for excellence in the areas of Curriculum, Extra-Curricular and Personal Development
  • All Rounder Award: Issued when a student receives six Merit Stamps
  • Bronze Award: Issued when a student receives another six Merit Stamps after bring issued with an All Rounder Award
  • Silver Award: Issued when a student receives another six Merit Stamps after bring issued with a Bronze Award
  • Principal’s Award: Issued when a student receives another six Merit Stamps after bring issued with a Silver Award
  • Once a student achieves the Principal’s Award then the Merit Award System will recommence for the student.

Student Welfare and Discipline Policy

At Maronite College of the Holy Family, all misconduct, breaches of College rules, and violations of the law are investigated, followed-up, and acted upon. In all dealings with student discipline, the College will follow procedural fairness, conducted in a manner ensuring fair practice and equity, respect to all parties, and due observance of confidentiality. Students are encouraged to identify their behaviour as being purposeful, self-evaluate the ways they are meeting their needs and to choose appropriate behaviours that meet their needs in the most positive way for themselves and all members of the College community. As students develop these skills, they become more and more self-disciplined. Their behaviour is motivated internally and they need fewer external sanctions to meet the high standards of behaviour expected at the College. Students are encouraged to develop self discipline where behaviour is self evaluated in reference to our College values of integrity, hope, justice, dignity and respect.

The Stages of Discipline are as follows:

  • Stage 1: Teacher Discipline Strategies – If students misbehave in class they will be disciplined by their class teacher by taking action low, average and high levels
  • Stage 2: Year/Studies Coordinator Discipline Strategies – If students continue to misbehave and show no improvement from Stage 1, then the matter is referred to either the Year Coordinator (Pastoral related matters) or the Studies Coordinator (Curriculum related matters)
  • Stage 3: Secondary Leadership Team Referral – If students continue to misbehave then Studies/Year Coordinator refers the student to the Secondary Leadership Team
  • Stage 4: Principal/Deputy Principal Referral – If students continue to misbehave then the Secondary Leadership Team will elevate the issue to the Deputy Principal – Secondary and/or College Principal

College Support Staff

Students have access to various support staff to seek advice or support. The College employs a Counsellor who provides support for students as well as being involved in the Pastoral Care Program delivering sessions to students.

The College is also proud to have the support of the College Chaplain who leads the various Mass Services throughout the year as well as being involved in the Pastoral Care Program delivering sessions to students.