Middle School Pastoral Care
In Middle School (Years 4-7) at St. Edmund's College we aim to provide a strong platform for our young adolescents to move with confidence into the
All boys in Middle School classes adhere to the 5 Non-Negotiables for the classroom.
- Every Teacher has the right to teach and every student has the right to learn
- We encourage a pride in seeking your 'personal best' in all aspects of life
- Respect for self, others and property
- Everyone has a right to feel safe and happy
- Right place, right time, right equipment, right attitude
All students are expected to adhere to the 5 Non-Negotiables. Rules for play and inside the classroom are made clear by each class teacher and tutor. There is a strict 'Hands Off' policy in the Middle School. Any boys caught breaking any school rule automatically receives a timeout detention. A timeout detention is served during lunchtime in a designated area. Teachers manning the timeout room provide an exercise in restorative justice to help the student understand where he has made a poor choice. This sheet is taken home and signed by a parent/guardian and then returned to the class teacher/tutor the very next day.
After a student has been given 3 timeout detentions he automatically receives an afternoon detention which is generally held on a Tuesday.
Year 7 Structure
Year 7 is a vital year in the Middle School, where all students are expected to be leaders. They are to be exemplary role models to the younger members of the Middle School.
The Tutor is the first contact for parents who wish to discuss their child's progress.
In Year 7 there are 6 Pastoral Groups. Each Pastoral Group is headed by a tutor, the tutor is responsible for providing pastoral care to every student in their group. All notes, permission slips, etc. should be returned to the tutor. The tutor is also likely to teach each one of their student in at least one academic area, allowing greater scope for thorough pastoral care.
Students are expected to be at Morning Assembly by 8.45am in the quadrangle, where attendance is recorded. Homework Diaries will be signed each morning in the tutor group's classroom. A Pastoral Program will run where boys are encouraged to learn about and discuss certain issues young adolescents now face.
The boys in Year 7 develop a strong sense of connection with the boys in Years 4-6. Each Year 7 boy is partnered with a Year 4 boy in a buddy system. It is expected that Year 7 students will develop into strong leaders and will be excellent role models to students in Years 4, 5 and 6.
Concerns should be addressed to the boys'
- Classroom Teacher/Tutor
- Year 7 Pastoral Leader - Mr Joel Richardson
- Director of Middle School - Ms Patricia Doyle