Pastoral Care & Wellbeing
Care is at the heart of the educational experience at Luther College. Our Pastoral Care Program helps students feel connected, giving them a sense of belonging from the day they start at the College.
Our Pastoral Care Program starts early with a comprehensive transition program for students commencing in Year 6. It is our aim to provide an educational environment where students feel safe, supported, and appropriately challenged.
Heads of House, Home Group Mentors and Heads of Year Level work together with all staff to provide a supportive network of care for all students. Vertical, House based Homegroups, operate within the College, each with students from Year 7 to Year 12, enriching the sense of connection and belonging for those within the College community.
The vertical home groups operate in conjunction with the horizontal care from Heads of House, Home Group Mentors and teachers providing a rich ‘tartan’ of care. This structure provides an effective and efficient pastoral care network for all students at the College.
To partner with parents, the College regularly hosts guest speakers around a range of topics regarding health and wellbeing. In addition, we provide parents with access to SchoolTV, a leading online parental resource.
Richard Malone, Director of Middle School
As staff, we continually challenge ourselves by asking what we can do to enhance the experience of our students. When it comes to pastoral care, it’s finding the right balance between reactive and proactive strategies that is truly enhancing our approach.
Every part of our school culture flows through the lens of the House Program.
The Ministry Centre together with the Chapel, form the spiritual focus of the College. One of the primary purposes of the Ministry Centre is to provide a place where students, staff and parents feel welcome and where they can come for pastoral care, support, coffee, prayer, resources or just “to be”, if they feel the need.
Transition to and from Luther
It is a privilege to share the special time of transition from primary school to secondary school with students and their parents. It is equally a privilege to support our senior students as they journey into adulthood and transition from secondary school.