Student Wellbeing

Central to Prince of Peace’s learning philosophy is the creation of a supportive environment that meets the needs of our students.

College-Wide Pastoral Care

We are committed to developing real and purposeful connections with students and powerful partnerships between students, parents and the College, based on the ‘four Rs’ of Relationships, Responsibility, Respect and Restoration.

The daily care and support of our students is central to the role of every member of staff throughout the College. The College is blessed by the work undertaken by its pastoral care teams at both campuses.

When we develop strong connections with each other,
we foster an environment perfect for growth and learning 

(Professor John Hattie, 2003)

In all communities there are times when individuals will experience conflict, disruption and disappointment. Sometimes poor choices are made. The College utilises a philosophy of restorative practices to enable those affected to be heard and as an integral part of the problem-solving process. See how we outline our commitments to honouring relationships in our Relational Development Policy.

I have learned so much about myself at school. To learn is to step back a moment and really just appreciate life as it is. Take something from it and move on. Living another lesson. —Year 6 student

 

All students within the College belong to one of four houses (Bradman, Fraser, Jackson and Laver), which creates connections between students in different classes and year groups.

In addition to a year-round program of interhouse sporting competitions, throughout each term we hold house events or campus activities to build connections.

The four houses compete keenly for a perpetual trophy, with points awarded for achievement, spirit and participation.

 


 

Junior Campus Pastoral Care

At the Junior Campus, the Deputy Head of Campus P–6 is primarily responsible for pastoral care, supported by the College Pastor and class teachers. Programs such as Prep/Year 4 ‘buddies’ and the Social Skills program create meaningful opportunities for students to interact and build relationships.

Changing schools to Prince of Peace has made a huge difference to my son and our family. He is so much happier and thriving, the whole family has benefited from the change. — Mr J

 

Our class teachers know their charges very well, and are able to quickly identify students who might be in need of a little extra support, and the College has excellent mechanisms in place to ensure support is provided at the level required and as soon as an issue is identified.

Junior Campus: Anne-Marie Schmidt, Deputy Head of Campus P–6  P:  07 3872 5700