Our Pastoral Care and Wellbeing programs are not just for the benefit of each individual, but for the benefit of individuals in relationship with one another. Indeed, building community and the development of strong, enduring and mutually respectful relationships is at the core of what we do.
We help boys to develop social and emotional skills, and provide them with opportunities to relate to and grow alongside each other – learning to trust, gaining confidence to inquire, seeking to understand as well as be understood, and experiencing and offering forgiveness when mistakes are made.
Led by our dedicated staff, our Pastoral Care program includes:
- monitoring each boy’s academic progress and wellbeing;
- an engaging personal development curriculum which builds social and emotional skills;
- outreach and service opportunities locally, nationally and internationally;
- regular Chapel services, and Religious and Values education;
- leadership training and Outdoor Education experiences;
- early intervention in identifying and supporting specific needs;
- a vertical House structure that fosters team work and belonging through cross-age relationships;
- horizontal Year Level structures that allow for developmentally appropriate issues to be addressed;
- well-resourced and passionate specialist teams including Psychologists and Counsellors, Chaplains, Nurses, Enhanced Learning and Careers and Transitions; and
- peer mentoring which includes significant involvement from our Old Trinity Grammarians
- Pastoral care is most effective when there is a strong partnership between home and school.
We are committed to clear, two-way communication, with reminders and reinforcement (at home and at school) of strategies to support progress, providing resources to equip and encourage families, and early intervention in identifying and addressing challenges the boys may face.