Understanding the ‘whole’ child creates a stronger bond between the students and staff.
Staff work together to ensure that every student feels valued and that the learning environment we offer is positive and caring. In addition, all students are encouraged to achieve their “personal best” within their individual set of abilities.
In the Secondary School, each student has a Mentor and a Head of Year to monitor and guide their progress, as well as access to the School Psychologists, Chaplain and a range of other support staff. Peer mentoring takes place via the House system, co-curricular activities and a Peer Support Program with Year 11 and Year 7 students which includes the very popular Year 7 camp to Coonawarra. During the weekly Pastoral Block, a combination of Chapel, guest speakers, whole school assemblies and House meetings take place. In and around these sessions, the pastoral curriculum unfolds with Mentors and Heads of Year, covering a range of issues relevant to that particular year level.
The pastoral care of students is the focus of each school day. Understanding the ‘whole’ child creates a stronger bond between the students and staff.
Communication with parents, through the diary system, email or by telephone, ensures that parents are kept informed and are very much a part of their child’s education.
To view an outline of the Pastoral program at each year level, download the Pastoral Overview document by clicking the link below: