Care at Grammar
We have a strong reputation for providing the best care possible for our students. We want to equip and support each student to be the best they can be in all aspects of their life.
Care takes place informally across the School as well as within an excellent network of structured support to meet the needs of each student’s physical, spiritual, social, mental and emotional health.
Our number 1 priority is maintaining strong communication between everyone involved in the care of each student.
Care across the whole School is overseen by the Director of Care. In the Senior School a student’s primary care relationship is with their Homeroom Teacher in Year 7 and 8, and with their Mentor from Year 9 to Year 12, supported by their Head of House and the Assistant Heads of Senior School. In the Junior School and the CEEd a student’s primary care relationship is with their classroom teacher, supported by the Head of Junior School and Director of CEEd respectively.
In the Senior School there are eight Day Houses and five Boarding Houses. The relationships that develop within the House over time provide support and guidance and a genuine sense of recognition and identity for each student. Pairs of single-gender Houses join together for certain occasions and competitions as ‘brother-sister’ combinations.
Student – Mentor Relationship
Parents value having another adult they can trust involved in their child’s life.
From Year 9, students belong to a Mentor Group, a small subset within their House, made up of students from the same year level, beginning a very special relationship with their Mentor that will continue throughout their senior years at the School. Mentors care for their students’ wellbeing across all areas of learning and students learn about building trust in a significant adult.
Student – Homeroom Teacher Relationship
While developing strong links with their House, Year 7 and 8 students’ primary care relationship is with their Homeroom Teacher.
Whole House Meetings
House meetings take place weekly and are an opportunity to develop vertical connections between younger and older students. Not only do these meetings provide a wonderful forum for modelling and practising leadership through Service, they are also used to showcase and celebrate the diverse achievements of students within the House and to organise activities.
Mentor Group Meetings
Mentor Groups come together daily for administration purposes and weekly in a longer meeting for the explicit teaching of wellbeing principles through our Positive Education Program with a different focus at each year level.
Weekly Chapel Services provide quiet time for reflection and spirituality and a focus on faith.
Our School Chaplain and fully qualified School Psychologist are readily available on campus for all students.
Our Health Centre is staffed by two fully qualified nurses who provide medical support within school hours. The Health Centre service extends to include support for students’ social, mental and emotional health.