Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is not just a phrase at Guildford Grammar School. It is central to everything we do. We believe that relationships are the key for positive education experiences. We see pastoral care as the foundation for all learning. The wellbeing of every child is vitally important.

At Guildford Grammar School, every member of our community has a responsibility to ensure the health and wellbeing of our students. We are fortunate to have a strong and supportive pastoral care model that includes:
  • Senior School House system
  • Medical and health professionals
  • School Psychologists
  • Academic professionals
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Mentoring
  • Peer support
  • Learning support

For us, the social and emotional needs of every child are equally important to academic outcomes.

Furthermore, we aim to instil social and emotional self-awareness in all of our students. These skills are essential in developing outstanding citizens for the 21st Century. 

We have a strong and proud Senior School House system that ensures that every child is known, supported and valued in their own personal learning journey. Within the House structure, Heads of Houses and Mentors work together to meet the social, emotional and academic needs of all students. Our House system is aimed to exist as an extension of the home. Parents meet with House representatives throughout the year to ensure the wellbeing of their child. The House system also provides a strong sense of camaraderie and can form the basis of life-long friendships and peer support groups.

Our Preparatory School teachers provide a high level of pastoral care. They get to know each girl and boy in their class, with small class sizes, and a focus on each child’s individual needs. Every possible effort is made to provide the best learning and supportive environment for your child - teachers are always available to assist with academic issues or listen to matters of concern.

Above all, we are a school in the Anglican tradition. Our School Chaplains complement our academic
and pastoral program by providing spiritual guidance to students. Our values-based education program
empowers young people to live a principled life and become outstanding citizens who work to create a just, loving and peaceful society.

Find out more about our Senior School student support structures

Find out more about our Preparatory School student support structures

Inspiring students to achieve personal excellence and to be outstanding citizens who work to create a just, loving and peaceful society.