WHOLE SCHOOL WELLNESS

Our students’ wellness is of extreme importance to us because many of our students come from less than favourable home circumstances.  School is a safe haven for them where they are cared for and where they feel that their concerns and fears are heard.

Our school counsellor, Thando Hintsa, provides quality pastoral care focusing on the whole student (personal, social, and academic) and equips all members of our school community to be providers of pastoral care.

Our focus is on cultivating an environment and culture that supports the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of every student.

Pastoral care has taken on a more inclusive function and is inextricably linked with teaching and learning and the structural organization of our school.  Students’ personal and social development is promoted and positive attitudes are fostered.  This is done through the quality of teaching and learning; through the nature of relationships amongst our students and teachers; through monitoring of our students’ overall academic, social and emotional progress; through specific pastoral and support systems; and through extra-curricular activities and the school’s ethos.  Pastoral care assists our students to develop a positive self-esteem, healthy risk taking, goal setting and negotiation skills. Effective pastoral care leads to resilient students who are confident to face life’s challenges.