Pastoral Care

JS Pastoral Care

Pastoral care and well-being are intrinsically linked to all aspects of student life at Canberra Girls Grammar School. We focus on the physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social health and development of all students, whereby our young learners develop an understanding of self, relationships with others, and the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle.

Pastoral care and well-being are integral to learning and teaching in the PYP and are embodied in the IB learner profile which represents the qualities of internationally-minded students and effective lifelong learners. 

The development of a student’s well-being can be implicitly and explicitly addressed through all areas of the PYP curriculum. Therefore, every teacher has a responsibility to support each student’s personal, social and physical development through all learning engagements both within and outside the programme of inquiry.

In the Junior School, our suite of signature programs has grown to include four specialised, research-driven, experiential learning frameworks, each with their own distinct flavour and focus. The intention, however, across all four programs – Girls Who Lead, Girls with Grit, smART Girls and HERO – remains the same: the promotion of positive health, relationships, accomplishment, emotions and meaning.