Pastoral care

At St Peter’s we have a strong focus on pastoral care and wellbeing. A new pastoral care structure, introduced in 2018, enables more adults to be involved in a systematic and cohesive manner in the pastoral network, which means more care for each student.

Students are supported within each of the four Houses – Hanna (Blue), Chandler (Yellow), Swears (Green) and Thornton (Red). The Deans oversee needs of each student, and are the first point of call for parents regarding school pastoral and academic needs.  

The Lead Dean leads the whole house, supported by Deans working with specific year levels.

-      Lead Dean with Year 13
-      Senior Dean with Year 11 & 12
-      Junior Dean with Year 9 & 10
-      Year 8 Dean with Year 8
-      Year 7 Dean with Year 7

An increased number of Deans ensures each group has a higher ratio of adults to students. The Deans are located in the Student Service Centre, which is open 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday during term time.  

We have also introduced learning groups, which are single gender in Years 9, 10 and 11 and mixed gender in Years 12 and 13. These learning groups take place in two 30 minute sessions a week, taught by staff members providing programmes on key capabilities and wellbeing. All students are also involved in Student Leadership Training sessions which are run by the Lead Dean and Year 13 Prefects.  

This new system improves the pastoral care for boarding students as well as day students. The boarding house directors are required to communicate and collaborate effectively with the Deans.   Boarding house directors continue to be the primary contact for parents after 5pm. Monthly newsletters are sent to the St Peter’s boarding community.  

The wellbeing curriculum is at the leading edge of educational circles and promises to be an excellent programme that will provide enormous benefits for our students and staff.   The school has plans to open a purpose-built Wellbeing Centre in 2020.  

House Deans: Please call (07) 827 9899 followed by the extension numbers listed below:  

Thornton Lead Dean — Marty Seifert
07 827 9899 Ext 625
Thornton Senior Dean — Gina Boone
07 827 9899 Ext 626
Thornton Junior Dean — Gail Cole
07 827 9899 Ext 615
Hanna Lead Dean — Leanne Walker
07 827 9899 Ext 404
Hanna Senior Dean — Mitch Cranch
07 827 9899 Ext 623
Hanna Junior Dean — Oliver Fox
07 827 9899 Ext 607
Chandler Lead Dean — Sarah Yardley
07 827 9899 Ext 451
Chandler Senior Dean — David Vesseur
07 827 9899 Ext 604
Chandler Junior Dean — Rebecca McGuire
07 827 9899 Ext 617
Swears Lead Dean — Elliot Sharp
07 827 9899 Ext 629
Swears Senior Dean — Jenny O'Leary
07 827 9899 Ext 420
Swears Junior Dean — Jodie Blackwell
07 827 9899 Ext 627

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