Pastoral Care

Promoting positive student health by fostering a caring, compassionate and connected community.

Pastoral Care at Holy Cross is intricately woven into every facet of the College, ensuring that every student from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 is known and nurtured. At the core of our program is the desire to motivate and grow healthy who feel confident in themselves beyond the school gates.

Pastoral Care in Junior School

Within the Junior School, students receive dedicated support within their respective year-level classes, with their classroom teacher serving as the primary caregiver and overseer of their daily social, emotional and academic growth.

Our classroom teachers are well-prepared with the expertise and insight required to seamlessly implement a comprehensive approach for each child’s wellbeing. They stand as the initial point of connection for parents, ensuring effective communication and collaboration.

Pastoral Care in Middle and Senior School

As students’ progress to the Middle and Senior School, they transition to a small-team, vertical House Tutor Group model, fostering a profound sense of belonging and interconnectedness.

House Tutor Groups meet for morning prayer and roll-call, with House Tutors assuming the vital role of nurturing students’ wellbeing on a day-to-day basis. Parallel to the Junior School setup, these groups serve as primary caretakers of student welfare, being the initial contact point for parents regarding pastoral care or behavioural concerns.

Recognising that Pastoral Care is most impactful when it aligns between home and school, we actively engage in collaboration with families. This entails fostering clear communication and ensuring the consistent implementation of strategies both at home and within the school environment.

Learn more about our Houses here

Discover our Wellbeing programs here