Pastoral care

It is well recognised that during early and middle adolescence, girls place great emphasis on their changing relationships and, as such, the structures, programs and staff within the Middle School support the girls through this challenging time.

The Head of Middle School oversees the pastoral care of all Middle School students. Each student is in the care of her Form Teacher, with whom she has daily contact. Further, a Year level Guardian supports students and Form Teachers at Years 8 and 9. The College's Counsellors also work closely with Middle School students, staff and families to support your daughter to be the best she can be.

Through our Form and Personal Development programs, camps and study tours, and in daily lessons, staff work with Middle School students to support them in their growing awareness of self and others, and their place in the world.

This is, for girls, a significant period of growing independence, and so needs to be coupled with explicit teaching about protective behaviours in the real and cyber worlds.

Each student's progress across all areas is monitored closely throughout her Middle Schooling, and guidance and assistance are provided as needed.

Each student's progress across all areas is monitored closely throughout her Middle Schooling, and guidance and assistance are provided as needed.

Class organisation

By Middle School age, students are encouraged to view the classroom as their place of work and hence it is important that they are developing the skills and resilience to work with a diverse population amongst their peers and staff.

When deciding class groups, teaching staff consider academic abilities, social behaviours and skills, teaching and learning styles and overall balance of class groupings.