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Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Our vision at Trinity is the holistic development of each student; spiritually, emotionally intellectually, physically, socially and morally, in a school community recognised for excellence. Trinity is a place where young people belong, find meaning, and are equipped to lead and serve with courage and compassion in the world now and tomorrow.

As an Anglican School we believe every one of our boys is unique, [loved by God], and of incredible value. They come to school with their own needs, experiences, strengths, weaknesses, gifts and potential. Through thoughtful proactive and reactive evidence-based structures, policies and practices we work tirelessly to provides opportunity for needs to be met; experiences to be honoured; strengths developed; weakness supported; gifts to be celebrated and potential released.

At Trinity we realise this is not just for the benefit of each individual but for the benefit of individuals in relationship with one another, which is why fostering healthy community is so important to us. We develop invaluable social and emotional skills and experiences as we relate to and grow alongside each other – learning to trust, gaining confidence to inquire, seeking to understand as well as be understood, and experiencing forgiveness when mistakes are made. That means every interaction we have with each other has the potential to express care, and so everyone at Trinity Grammar has a role to play. Relationships matter at TGS!

Led by our dedicated staff our Pastoral Care program includes;

  • Monitoring each boys’ academic progress and wellbeing (academic care)
  • Engaging personal development curriculum building social and emotional skills
  • Outreach and service opportunities locally, nationally and overseas
  • Regular Chapel 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 teamwork 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 Chaplains, Psychologists/Counsellors, Nurses, Enhanced Learning and Careers and Transitions
  • Peer mentoring (cross age)
  • Old Trinity Grammarians (past students) mentoring

Pastoral care is most effective when there is a strong partnership between home and school. At Trinity we are committed to clear two-way communication, 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.