FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterPortalPortal

Term Dates

2017

Term I
  1 February - 7 April
Term II
26 April - 30 June
Term III
24 July - 22 September
Term IV
  9 October - 12 December

 

2018

Term I
  31 January - 13 April
Term II
30 April - 29 June
Term III
23 July - 28 September
Term IV
  15 October - 11 December

Student Support & Pastoral Care

In the Senior School, our aim is to provide a safe, nurturing and caring environment in which students learn and grow. This involves providing support for all students in their social, emotional, spiritual and academic growth on their journey through school. There is strong evidence to suggest that individuals will best achieve their potential when they feel safe, supported and a strong sense of ‘connectedness’ within their family, at school and within the community they live.

One of the key elements of our approach to pastoral care and discipline in the school is the promotion of positive relationships amongst all members of the school community and the development of strong Parent/School partnerships. This approach is guided by the principles of ‘restorative practices’ when relationships are damaged. These principles are based on Christ’s message and are characterised by practices which avoid a focus on blame, but rather aim to restore and re-build relationships that have been damaged by conflict or misunderstandings.

Each student at TIGS will be supported by individual classroom teachers, the Pastoral Care Team (Deans and House Mentors). If you need to contact relevant staff members about a pastoral care issue, use the quick reference guide below. If you wish to access more detailed information go to the relevant tabs below.
 

Quick Reference Contact Guide

For day to day academic or classroom discipline issues
Classroom Teacher or Head of Faculty
 

For guidance about student welfare, social or emotional issues or a discipline or pastoral issue beyond the classroom
The Dean of the Year or the relevant House Mentor
 

If a student requires additional academic or social support or has special needs
Director of Teaching and Learning - Ms Melina Sangster
 

For information or guidance related to Pastoral Care policies, counselling support or more serious discipline issues
Director of Pastoral Care - Mr Greg Lanyon
 

For Spiritual guidance or questions about Christian programs
Chaplain - Rev James Rogers 

 

{tabs Pastoral Care}

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT WELLBEING SENIOR SCHOOL : Mrs Naomi Sullivan

Student Wellbeing Team consists of:

Director of Student Wellbeing - Mrs Naomi Sullivan
Director of Enrolments - Mrs Moira Jefferson
Director of Teaching and Learning - Mrs Kerri Baird
School Chaplain – Rev James Rogers
 

In the Senior School, a Dean is responsible for each Year group. The Dean usually remain with the students from Years 8 to 12.  The Year 7 Dean does not follow through with the Year 7 cohort as they move into Year 8. The reason for this is to maintain continuity in the programs of transition of students both from the Junior School and from other schools. The Dean will often be an important contact for both parents and students.

Students in each Year group are placed in one of four or eight House Mentor Groups. The House Mentor meets is a teacher who meets with all students in the group every morning from 8.40am – 9.00am This is an important communication time and also is an opportunity for students and Mentors to work on a range of activities that complement their studies. The House Mentor is an important part of building connections both within the Year group and within the House.

The Dean meets with the students as part of Senior School Assembly and Chapel each week and they also conduct their own Year Meetings once a week.

The Deans, together with other members of the Pastoral Care Team, co-ordinate the Pastoral Care Programs in the Senior School.

Any parental concerns about their child's welfare and/or special needs in the Senior School should be discussed with the child's Dean in the first instance.

The following links and resources may be useful to parents, students and staff seeking information or advice about issue related to adolescent mental health, bullying, loss and grief, relationships and family.

{tabs Deans}The Dean is responsible for the care and welfare of all students in a particular Year group. The Dean will often be the first point of contact for guidance about student welfare, social or emotional issues or a discipline or pastoral issue beyond the classroom. The Dean meets with students in a formal meeting once a week and will track the progress of students in the Year group. From Year 8 the Dean will stay with the particular Year group until they complete their schooling.
 

Deans

To contact a Dean via email please follow the link below.

Year 7:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Year 8: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Year 9: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Year 10: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Year 11: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Year 12: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


{tabs House Mentors}The House Mentor is a teacher who will meet with a small group of students within a Year group each morning from 8.40am to 9am. The grouping is based on the House that the student is part of. The House Mentor has a dual role in providing guidance and a point of connection for students and to encourage and support student involvement in House based activities.
 

House Mentors


Year 7 House Mentors:

Aranda: Mr M Wall
Coligan: Mr A Rout
Kogara: Mrs J Hitchcock
Wolgal: Mrs L Gulabovska


Year 8 House Mentors:

Aranda: Mrs S Yeh
Coligan: Mr A Rout
Kogara: Mrs J Hitchcock
Wolgal: Mr K Kaiser


Year 9 House Mentors:

Aranda: Mrs S I'ons
Mrs E Rowe
Coligan: Mr J Gollan
Mr T Southcombe
Kogara: Ms J Golding
Mr M Grieve
Wolgal: Mr S Rodgers
Mrs M Stanford



Year 10 House Mentors:

Aranda: Mrs l 
Mrs M Naito
Coligan: Mrs M Jakeman
Mrs E Troiani
Kogara: Mr T Murray
Mr J Kennedy
Wolgal: Mr G Stutchbury
Mr S Chamberlain

 

Year 11 House Mentors:

Aranda: Mr B Keating
Mrs K McPhate
Coligan: Mr M Unwin
Ms K Goonan
Kogara: Mr P McIlwraith
Mrs A Kinnear
Wolgal: Mrs M Dubowski
Mrs N Merchant

 

Year 12 House Mentors:

Aranda: Mr D Meredith
Ms D Previati
Coligan: Mr M Dardanelli
Mrs H Arkell
Kogara: Mrs S Esposito
Mr S Houghton
Wolgal: Mrs F Neal
Mrs G Murphy