The crucial relationship between the class teacher and the individual student is recognised by the school and the staff. Our small classes and the resulting high level of individual attention ensure that student progress and welfare are carefully monitored.
Parents are provided with detailed information on the academic progress and social development of their child during scheduled parent/teacher meetings and through semester reports during the year. Parents are also encouraged to contact the homeroom teacher, in the first instance, as soon as any issue arises that may affect the student’s general well-being in school. For more serious concerns, where professional counselling is thought appropriate, we may refer students and their families to a Consultant Educational Psychologist.
Homeroom teachers, supported by the Year Level Leaders and the section principals provide the central point of contact for the student, their parents and other teachers. An open, warm relationship helps students to be forthcoming when they need to talk about an academic, social, or personal issue. Encouraging frequent, open communication also helps us to recognise potential problems and deal with them before they become too serious. Our student counsellors also work with individuals, small groups and whole classes, as appropriate, and may be consulted by students, parents or teachers.
Student progress and welfare are carefully monitored. Parents are provided with detailed information on the academic progress and social development of their child through regular learning reviews, interim and semester reports, and open evenings.
As students move through the Secondary School and prepare for university study and life after school they are supported by our academic counsellors who advise and encourage students to examine their options. They also provide extensive support to students during the university application process.