Pastoral Care & Student Wellbeing

The holistic approach to education at St John Fisher College means that each student’s spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth are promoted along with her academic learning. The Pastoral Care (PC) program and each PC teacher has responsibility for nurturing a small group of students comprising girls from Yr 7-12. 

The responsibility of PC teachers is supported and made complete by a network of House Deans, Curriculum Leaders, a Guidance Counsellor, Support Teacher–Inclusive Education and the College Leadership Team, who work together with parents to provide a support structure around each student in our community.

Our vertical pastoral care classes consist of students from all year levels at the College, with the PC teachers staying with that group for their time at St John Fisher. It is in these family groups where senior students help to orient and support those below to ensure all students appreciate and practice the importance of caring for others. Special care is given to Year 7 students to help them transition from primary to secondary school.Student leadership structures also exist at Pastoral Care Home Group. 

Every year level has its own reflection day where students are able to take stock of where they are at. Year 7 students attend an orientation camp, Year 9 students a wilderness camp, Year 11 a leadership camp and Year 12 students a retreat.

At St John Fisher we believe pastoral care is about community. It is about the growth in each person to realise their giftedness. Together we are all working to assist our students make positive choices in life. ​