Our approach to Pastoral Care
Relationships – the key ingredient in our school.
Primary Class teachers are primarily responsible for care of their students and are the first ‘port of call’ for boys and their parents regarding any concerns that may arise. Pastoral Team Leaders Mr Peckham (P-3) and Mr Dack (4-6) are also available should an issue or concern require additional assistance.
Our pastoral emphasis looks to work with the strength of our MIRROR Attributes as positive teaching tools for our primary boys to grow in all aspects of College life. With the supporting International Baccalaureate PYP Learner Profile, students will engage in the valuable language and action that will see our boys develop the personal and social skills.
A strong student leadership program through our Year 6 House Vice-Captains and newly created Student Representative Council will continue to add layers of support to our primary students.
Buddy partnerships in the Primary school continue to build positive interactions for both younger and older students. Prep students work regularly with Year 6 students and Year 1 and Year 5 students build positive relationships designed to foster trust, confidence and positive role models for our younger boys in and out of the classroom.
In addition to these class based activities, MBBC offers the services of our resident Chaplain and we maintain relationships with suitably qualified professionals, such as educational psychologists, occupational and speech therapists, to whom a family can be referred.
MBBC greatly values the development of the ‘whole boy’ and our strength in pastoral care at each of these levels helps to compliment the work in our learning programs.