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13SUPPORTANDGUIDANCESupportofthewholepersonistheresponsibilityofeverymemberofstaffbothteachingstaffandsupportstaff.FOUNDATIONIntheearliestLoretoschoolsdisciplinewasbasedonlovenotfear.FrancesTeresaBalldirectedhersisterstoshowgentlenessandkindnesstotheirpupilstoavoidharshnessandseveritytocorrectwithaspiritofmildnessinspiringloveratherthanfear.Shealsounderstoodthepointlessnessofnaggingx1cIfyougivethechildrenalonglectureyourwordswillsoundliketheclapperofthebellandtheywillbegintocountthepanesofglassinthewindow.x1dAformerpupilofMargaretAlphonsaElliswrotex1citcheeredmetomeetheraccidentlyinthecorridorsforIalwaysthoughtshelookedatmeasifshelovedmeandsawthegoodinme.x1dCHARACTERISTICSTeachersandtutorshaveaprivilegedaccesstoyoungpeopleintheirroleofhelpingthemmanagetheirlearningandmanagethemselves.Theyareinaspecialpositioninmediatingthevaluesofloveandcompassionandinchallengingouryoungpeopletoachievepersonalandacademicexcellence.Allstaffinoureducationalcommunitiesx13administrativetechnicalfinanceestatesx13haveanimportantroleinbuildinganenvironmentinwhichthedignityofthepersonisrespectedandtheireducationenhanced.Weworkinpartnershipwithparentsandcarerstheprimaryeducatorsofouryoungpeople.Wekeepthemwellinformedandinvolvethemfullyinthelifeofourschoolsandcolleges.Ourvaluesareoftentestedwhenincidentsoccurthatarecontrarytothestandardstowhichweaspire.Ourcriteriaforactionisthegreatergoodoftheindividualandtheschoolcollegecommunitywithinaspiritofcompassionandforgiveness.