Pastoral Care

The annual student enrolment at Pembroke School is approximately 1580. The School aims to limit class sizes to a maximum of 25. Many classes are of a smaller number.

In practice, we are able to offer both depth and diversity in all areas of School life. We strive to provide an environment and culture in which each of our students has the opportunity to develop and nurture individual interests and strengths and, in so doing, experience the joy of personal success and growth.

Pastoral care in the Junior School is characterised by a focus on the individual development of the child and is the primary responsibility of the class teacher who is supported by the Head of Junior School, Assistant Head of Junior School, Co-ordinator of Junior School Student Welfare, School Chaplain, School Counsellors and School Psychologist.

Middle School students belong to one of eight Houses which serve as the basis for pastoral care. A House identity provides students with many opportunities to develop close and supportive relationships with Year Level peers and teachers. The welfare and development of the student is the responsibility of their Head of House and their Year Level Tutors within the Houses.

Senior students enjoy a pastoral care structure modelled on a tutorial system. As members of the same tutorial group for two years, senior students develop strong working and supportive relationships with their staff Tutor and peers. Tutors assist students in personal development, with study skills and with subject and career choices.

All staff members in both the Middle School and Senior School, including Tutors and Heads of House, are supported in their role by their respective Heads of School, Assistant Heads of School and the members of the Student Welfare Team, comprising the School Psychologist, School Counsellors and School Chaplain.

Pembroke School has developed and regularly reviews and updates policies on the following issues affecting the wellbeing of our School Community. All policies are available in the School's Information Booklet, on request, and the Community Portal for current families. A list of relevant policies and a link to the Managing Parent Complaints Policy and Procedures are below.

  • Anaphylaxis Policy
  • Behaviour Expectation Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Community Behaviour Guide
  • Drugs in Sport Policy
  • Harassment Policy
  • Managing Parent Complaints Policy and Procedures
  • Mobile Telephone Policy
  • Police Checks Policy
  • Policy on Substance Use (ELC - Year 12)
  • Private Tutoring Policy
  • Privacy Policy
  • Social Events