St Andrew’s Anglican College is a vibrant, caring and compassionate community that provides boundless opportunities for children to flourish within every dimension of their lives. The College takes a broad-based holistic approach to the educational, social and emotional growth of each child, from their very first day in the Little Saints Early Learning Centre to the day they graduate from Secondary School and move into their futures at the completion of Year 12.
Commencing in January 2016 St Andrew’s will formally embark on an applied Positive Psychology approach to student wellbeing. Every person within the College community, whether you be a student, a parent or carer, a staff member or a local community resident is invited to participate in this innovative and all-encompassing approach to your own personal development and wellbeing.
Positive Psychology at St Andrew’s focuses on specific skills that assist children and adults alike to build their relationships, strengthen their positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, promote mindfulness, and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
St Andrew’s Anglican College aims to support and guide your children through the College ‘My Wellbeing’ program which is provided across the campus through both explicit learning opportunities and the implicit culture of our school.
Wellness and a sense of personal fulfilment is free and readily available to everyone within the St Andrew’s Anglican College community.
Other student support structures include:
|Student Records and References||Student Support Information||Student Well Being lessons (Years 7-12)|
|Interviews and Guidance||Academic Monitoring List||Academic Reviews|
|Learning Services||Seasons for Growth||Academic tutoring|
|Leadership||Christian Education - Chapel Services||House System|
|Outdoor Education Camps|
In the Student Services Office our staff facilitate the checking of attendance and communication of routine school notices. The staff responsible for this system also provide an opportunity for close supervision of all aspects of a student's personal and academic development during his or her years at the school.In the first instance all students, parents and staff should make contact with the administration staff for assistance with all student welfare enquiries. Enquiries will be answered where possible or redirected to the most appropriate staff member to ensure efficiency in communication and advocating for student needs.
The student should find that their Home Room Teacher is their greatest friend and helper at the College. The Home Room Teacher will get to know the student and their parents so well that he or she can be very ready to assist their group of students with personal or academic issues, concerns and guidance.
The Home Room Teacher bears the primary responsibility for the academic progress, general development and welfare of each secondary school student within his or her Home Group. The Home Room Teacher is responsible for monitoring uniforms and student diaries of their students and for the upkeep of their Home Room and Home Room Roll (which is a legal document). The Home Room Teacher is responsible for the students in their group during allocated times. The Home Room Teacher will be the first point of contact between secondary school parents and the school and will ensure that when appropriate, Heads of House and senior administration staff are made aware of problems relating to particular students.
The Home Room Teacher is responsible for the maintenance and updating of academic attendance and general student records.
The arrangement of pastoral care groups at St Andrew’s Anglican College provides for each student to meet each day with a stable group of students from Years 7-12 and the teacher of their Home Room group. The same Home Room Teacher stays with the same Home Room group where possible throughout secondary school years.
The Heads of House are responsible for the co-ordination and supervision of pastoral care and discipline within their Houses. The Heads of House will monitor the overall progress including academic, extra curricula and social development of students within the House. The Heads of House assist Home Room Teachers in their daily role act as a conduit for information flow between parents, tutors, Dean of Students (Deputy Secondary) and the Head of Secondary regarding their House students.
|Mrs Penny Sargeant||Burkett House|
|Mr Shaun Cleary||Hocknull House|
|Mr Jim Scott||Rafter House|
|Ms Lauren Norbury||Williamson House|
Mr Andrew Linthorne is responsible for the Student Well-Being Programs at the College. This role involves working closely with the Secondary School team, in particular with Heads of House, the Dean of Students, Mrs Lisa Martoo and the Head of the Secondary School.