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Pastoral & Leadership
Pastoral care and personal development is a significant focus, embedded in everything we do in our daily life throughout the School.
Although one of our fundamental responsibilities is to develop the intellectual abilities of our students, this alone is not enough. The formation of character must occur alongside academic development.
The learning environment provides an atmosphere where each student can:
- Strive for personal best in their academic learnings, co-curricular activities, and social and emotional development
- Achieve balanced personal growth through participation in a range of activities
- Feel supported, included and valued as individuals
- Take well-considered risks and raise expectations of themselves
- Develop resilience in the face of challenges
- Actively enrich our community through learning, culture and service
School Psychologist & Counsellor
Secondary School - School Psychologist
Ms Renee Crossley
07 4722 4903
School Counsellor – Junior School
Ms Debbie Whitehead
07 4412 4800
Health Centre & Health Care
Health Centre - Secondary School
The School Health Centre provides care to day students and boarders. The Health Centre is located within the Boarding Precinct and is staffed by Registered Nurses.
- Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 5:30pm
- Saturday | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Outside these hours, one of our Registered Nurses is on call for emergencies 24/7. Boarding staff can contact the 'on call' Nurse at any time. The School also has a dedicated Medical Practice to assist in the health and care of students.
All students requesting to go home sick must report to the Health Centre. If the student is too unwell to stay at School, the Nurse will contact parents and organise pickup from the Health Centre.
Nurse on Duty
Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm
07 4722 4944
In the event of illness or injury, Junior School students are to report to the Front Office for first aid. Staff hold First Aid Certificates. Pre-Prep and Prep Students are treated within the Pre-Prep and Prep Centres.
As part of the enrolments process, all parents are to complete a medical form detailing the student’s medical history. Please ensure this form is up –to-date at all times. The use of medication is strictly controlled by staff. If your child requires medication, please provide the medication along with the dosage instructions to the Front Office, Pre-Prep Centre or Prep Centre.
In the event of illness during OSHC, staff will administer first aid and contact parents to collect their child. Any medications required during OSHC should be given to the staff, along with the dosage instructions for the staff to administer.
Defence School Mentors
Defence Transition Mentor - Junior School
Mrs Angela Willilams
Defence Transition Mentor - Secondary School
Mrs Mary Gunn