Four times a week, students meet with these members of staff, who become the key School stakeholders in the various ‘worlds’ of each adolescent. These homeroom teachers and advisors oversee the academic and pastoral journey of each student.
In Middle School, homeroom teachers have the most contact teaching hours with their particular class and know their students best. From helping them develop organisational skills to leading discussions on topical issues, Middle School homeroom teachers are committed to encouraging, supporting and nurturing students through their early teenage years. In Year 9, students are allocated to an Advisor group based on their sporting house. Reflecting their stage of development where they are seeking more independence and an emerging sense of self, these students grow in the way they interact with adults in a more personal setting through both structured and informal initiatives, including workshop sessions on positive communication, career development and social relationships.
This very special relationship is one built on mutual respect and trust, with Advisors taking on a unique place in a students’ final years of schooling, walking alongside them in their journey to adulthood.
The Director of Pastoral Care can be contacted by emailing here.
The purpose of the week is to bring the Round Square IDEALS to life through a range of real and genuine experiences that are not encountered through the regular curricular and co-curricular programs.