Pastoral Care

The College works closely with students, parents and staff in supporting the pastoral needs of all students by promoting a climate in which there is mutual respect and acceptance between staff and students.

The focus of Pastoral Care is to know the students, nurture them to be their best and challenge them to be more and give more in a variety of areas.

In the Junior School (Years 5 and 6), pastoral care is centered on the class and the class teacher, supported by the Director of the Junior School.

In the Secondary School (Years 7 – 12), pastoral care is centered on the homeroom, the homeroom teacher, the Year Coordinator and the Director of Pastoral Care.

Student Management Procedures seek to develop a school climate which promotes a high degree of self-discipline and self-respect within students.

The College maintains justifiable expectations in terms of grooming, travel, application to learning, involvement, courtesy, conduct and progress.

The Student Management Procedures aim to:
  • Establish systems where appropriate behaviour is affirmed and positive contributions to the school community are rewarded and, where necessary, appropriate sanctions are applied when behaviour is inappropriate or unacceptable. A system of merits, demerits and levels operate to support this process.
  • To maintain discipline and improve student behaviour by educating students, parents and staff in the thinking and procedures underlying College discipline and by regularly evaluating it.

To complement the pastoral responsibilities of the teaching staff, the College has two full time Counsellors to support boys and their families.

Mandatory involvement in camps, retreats, work experience as well as peer support, student leadership and other activities provide excellent avenues for other pastoral care initiatives.