Pastoral Care

Our students are provided with opportunities and structures to create and promote strong and nourishing relationships.

Our students:

  • are valued for who they are, rather than for what they do
  • are supported to develop resilience and deal with the challenges of everyday life in a realistic and constructive way
  • are nurtured to develop an optimistic, positive outlook on the world, and to have a sense of service
  • are encouraged to place realistic expectations on themselves
  • learn about and appreciate their intellectual, emotional and social growth.

In the Primary Years class and Year groups are the basis of the Pastoral Care system; class teachers know each child well.

In the Middle Years the Homeroom Teacher meets daily with a small group of students; the Homeroom group is the basis of the Pastoral Care system in the Middle Years.

In Years 8-12 students meet daily in vertical Homeroom groups comprised of students from Years 8-12. This group is like a student’s “family” at school.


House system

From Prep to Year 12 every one of our students is a member of one of six Houses.

The House system is the basis for building community as well as for sporting and cultural activities.

On the Primary Campus, children gather in their colour houses for significant school events, such as St Dominic’s Day, Grandparents’ Day, annual Swimming and Athletics Carnivals and Community Day.

For our Middle and Secondary students the colour houses are the basis for their Homeroom groupings, as well as for events such as carnivals. Each House is led by a team of student leaders. Students in Years 6-12 are under the care of their Head of House. All staff also belong to a House group.

These six houses have been given the following Indigenous names:

  • Gunagulla (blue)
  • Kurrawa (aqua)
  • Mundawora (purple)
  • Teangi (orange)
  • Weelya (green)
  • Yetinga (red).