Pastoral Care

Providing a safe, secure and happy learning environment for your son is our priority. Pastoral care is provided for all students, with teachers, specialist staff, counsellors, parents and our school Chaplain working together to help each boy build esteem, feel valued and included, and face challenges.

Our Senior School students help out by participating in a mentoring system. It’s what you’ll notice between the boys when strolling across campus. Our policies around positive behaviour, anti-bullying and social skills are designed to build self-confidence and develop positive interactions.

Our school Chaplain is an Anglican priest and our School Council includes a representative from St Mark’s Church.

Spiritual Awareness

We are an Anglican school that nurtures Christian values within a diverse and tolerant community, welcoming people of all faiths and traditions. Through our Christian Education and Religious Education Programs, we encourage students to explore the spiritual dimensions of their lives and to understand and respect values and beliefs different to their own.

Counselling

We provide staff who are specialists trained in clinical, educational and developmental psychology. They are able to offer individual, group and family counselling in relation to the academic, social and emotional wellbeing of all students. Their role is to offer confidential support and guidance to students and families regarding personal, developmental and family issues. They support teaching staff by providing advice on educational assessment and management of students, which may include diagnostic testing.

They work closely with Learning Support staff in developing individual learning programs for students identified as having special needs. They initiate and liaise with external support personnel where appropriate and provide support within the School’s pastoral care system.