Peninsula has a first class Pastoral Care program. We provide age-appropriate pastoral programs to all students. It is through these personal and life skill development opportunities that we monitor the overall educational experience and development of each child in our care.
It is important for all students to feel a strong sense of security and connectedness within the School community. Peninsula facilitates this through formal and informal approaches.
Pastoral care falls naturally to the classroom teacher in the Early Childhood Centre and Junior School. In the Middle and Senior Schools, where students move from one teacher to another during their daily timetable, pastoral care is facilitated at the respective year levels by Tutors, in conjunction with the Heads of Year and Heads of School. Tutors are most often the first point of contact for students seeking encouragement, assistance and support.
Informally, pastoral care is the province of the whole community. Nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers and parents form the foundation on which values such as respect, understanding and loyalty flourish at Peninsula.
We provide a network of support staff for our School community. The Chaplain has a special significance and is available to parents and students. Other members of our Pastoral team include our School Counselors, educational psychologists, careers advisers, medical staff, special education teachers and our Boarding House supervisors.
We believe an effective approach to pastoral care involves:• Ensuring that students have a sense of safety, security and well being
It’s the pastoral nature of Peninsula, working in partnership with families, which characterizes the supportive environment where students have the confidence to take risks, to feel encouraged and challenged and are able to develop their potential to its full extent.
Parents wishing to view the School are invited to contact our Admissions Office, who welcome enquiries at any time and will be happy to arrange personal tours for families. Telephone (03) 9788 7753 or email email@example.com.
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