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Care and Support of Students

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The care of our students begins with a commitment to ensuring progress in all areas of their learning. Learning is not confined to the classroom, though excellence in classroom practice is our cornerstone, but rather plays out in every interaction that occurs with students, by every staff member, in every setting.

Our after-school sport program, our performing and visual arts, our Prep – Year 12 Health and Wellbeing program and a myriad of other contexts provide opportunities for instruction, support and most importantly learning. While the school ensures that specific assistance is available to students who are grappling with significant issues, and our health services ensure the physical wellbeing of our students, it is by being proactive rather than reactive that our care is best exhibited. Our focus is on ensuring that students are empowered to take control of their life through their education. We are seeking a conscious evolution of our learners where at an individual level, their skills, competencies and capacities are always being developed, where the next area of learning is always being identified and where a clear plan for learning is always being followed.

It is our belief that schools care for their students most effectively when they maintain their focus on what they are there for – student learning – and see everything that happens in a student’s life as a precious opportunity for learning to occur.

A problem-solving and decision-making orientation to pastoral care (pdf)