Pastoral care and concern for each individual are at the heart of everything we do at St George’s. Our emphasis is on fostering strong interpersonal relationships and developing trust and mutual respect throughout our community. We aim to empower each student to establish their own identity, meet challenges with resilience and to develop the confidence to make sound judgements and autonomous decisions.
St George’s Anglican Grammar School enrols both local and international students from Years 7-12.
International students are provided the opportunity to complete their entire Australian secondary education journey at one single location; a unique point of difference. St George’s currently has approximately 30% of its student population as international student enrolments. Every international student that enters the School contributes to the diverse, caring and multicultural environment.
As a small and intimate environment, there is ample opportunity for our local and international students to share their cultures, values, and experiences while being adequately cared for and educated. Our aim is to ensure all students have a positive and fulfilling experience.
Every student at St George’s becomes part of a Pastoral Care Group (PCG), led by a member of the School’s academic staff. PCG groups are in a vertical format, with Years 7 to 12 students in a PCG group. There is a 10 minute PCG session at the beginning of each day, enabling the PCG teacher to have daily pastoral contact.
The PCG tutor is the parent’s first point of contact and will remain with the student from Years 7-12 so that the pastoral relationship can be rich, informed and supportive across the student’s secondary school years. Additionally, the relationship and understanding between the tutor and family is enhanced.
The introduction of a new Pastoral and Well-Being Session (PAWS) and Protective Behaviours Program (PBP), launched in 2018, ensures that every child is adequately cared for, nurtured and equipped with the necessary skills for life. The focus for PBP includes programs such as ‘The Right to be Safe’, which promotes self-protection and ensures our young people have the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions.