The relatively small size of our student population and our small class sizes allow for the effective operation of a pastoral care program that focuses on each student as an individual.
In the Secondary School, pastoral care is developed and maintained through the House system. Each of the four Houses consists of eight Home Groups based on a vertical age structure. It is the role of the Home Group teachers to ensure that all of the students in their care are provided with support and an environment in which self-esteem can flourish.
As well as Home Group teachers, there are many others who care and contribute to the overall wellbeing of each student. The School Chaplain is a friend and counsellor to the School Community; providing spiritual leadership and counsel to students, staff and members of our School community. The Chaplain is available at all times for personal or religious counselling. The confidentiality and the independence of such contact are expected and respected by the School.
Our School Counsellors in both Primary and Secondary work as part of our Pastoral Care team to support the wellbeing of all students in our School. Students can seek support for any issue they may be struggling with or just to look at ways they can improve their performance in a particular area.
The School Nurse is also readily available to offer care and emotional support. During the day the School Nurse is based at the Health Centre in the Eric Speed Centre, and each weekday morning visits our Boarding Houses to touch base with students who have existing medical issues and to check on anyone who may have become ill.