Pastoral Care & Wellbeing

At St Margaret’s College we believe education must be holistic and that it embraces the spiritual and emotional wellbeing of our students, as well as their academic growth and their development in sport and the arts. Positive relationships are powerful in our learning community and the sense of ‘family’ is fostered from Years 1 to 13.

All students have a key adult who has the overview of their wellbeing, academic progress and extracurricular involvement and who is the contact person for parents to communicate with. This is the basis for our House Tutor System which provides the cornerstone for the pastoral care of our students. Our House system is made up of six houses and the friendly rivalry between them in sporting and cultural competitions is a colourful and vibrant part of life at St Margaret’s College.

Middle School and Senior School Tutor Groups are paired within a House to ensure a seamless transition in their pastoral care as girls progress through school, and a strong link between all age groups. There are approximately 15 students in each Tutor Group.

Each Tutor Group belongs a House and House spirit is encouraged through friendly rivalry in sporting and cultural competitions. House groups also gather to worship together from time to time.

When a new girl joins St Margaret’s College, she is allocated a ”buddy” to help her to settle, especially during the first weeks of the year. The boarding community mirrors the day school with House groups and a programme designed to support a new boarder in those first weeks and months of the year, helping all students become fully immersed in every day St Margaret’s life.

These relationships throughout both day and boarding schools foster the family feel within our community and allow connectedness to thrive.