Pastoral care is not just a buzz word at Shellharbour Anglican College, it’s what we do.
We know that kids learn better when they feel safe, secure and connected. That’s why student wellbeing is a strong focus for our College. Just as we provide deep learning, we also offer deep care.
Pastoral care highlights
- Shared Christian values live at the heart of our College, creating community and belonging.
- A warm and inclusive environment that promotes connectedness.
- Teachers who understand the unique needs of your child.
- Individual personalised learning for every student.
- Opportunities to develop strong connections. Every child is known and cared for.
Belonging and connection
We know that students perform better when they develop a strong sense of belonging and deep connections. It’s a boost of confidence, knowing you are supported and championed. That’s why community is central to learning at our school. It provides the right environment for students to be bold and curious. A strong sense of belonging also results in:
- Greater likelihood of healthy behaviours.
- Increased academic performance.
- Fewer risk-taking tendencies.
Pastoral care and student wellbeing are vital to the adventure of learning.
How it works
Happy, connected students result in greater personal and academic growth. We value and respect every student so that they can thrive. We won’t just give your child wings, we’ll teach them how to soar. The end result? Responsible, resilient and compassionate young adults who strive for personal excellence and seek ways to serve others.
In the Junior School, your child will spend most of their time with their classroom teacher. Teachers take the time to understand each child’s strengths and weaknesses. Every child is known and cared for and can develop positive and lasting. In addition, the Coordinator of Pastoral Care, along with our team of College Counsellors, drives House activities to drive House spirit and community. The House structure creates a strong sense of connection and belonging, where students form bonds among a small group for their entire senior school journey.
The Senior School Pastoral Care team includes:
- Dean of Students
- Tutor Teacher
- Head of Senior School
- Coordinator of Pastoral Care
- College Counsellors.
In the Senior School a strong pastoral care structure will see your child under the care of a dedicated Dean of Students for each year group cohort. In addition, the Coordinator of Pastoral Care, along with our team of College Counsellors, drives House activities to drive House spirit and community. The House structure creates a strong sense of connection and belonging, where students form bonds among a small group for their entire senior school journey.
Students see their Tutor Teacher every day and receive dedicated pastoral care lessons three times a week. The Tutor Teacher is the first point of contact for parents and guardians. In addition, College Counsellors are on hand to support with wellbeing needs. Your child will be known, understood and supported.
What our parents say
“My children are safe and cared for. All the other schools in the area are no comparison.”
“The school is a good environment for all students, is welcoming and integrated into our community.”
“It is the best in the area for student wellbeing.”
“It is a well-balanced Christian College and is inclusive to all.”
“We love the College. Teachers and staff are fabulous and it is a nurturing community for our children.”
(Shellharbour Anglican College Parent Survey, 2022)