Student Wellbeing

Student wellbeing is fundamental to all that we do at Lourdes Hill College. We are committed to providing a safe and caring environment where the mental, physical and emotional welfare of students is protected. An environment where students can thrive.

Students develop a sense of respect and compassion for others and to act with a sense of purpose and responsibility that aligns with the Benedictine values that underpin Lourdes Hill College. Our student led ‘Space to Be Yourself’ project encourages students to build tolerance for difference and value for the uniqueness of each individual in our community.

Our age specific, whole-school wellbeing curriculum is designed to support the holistic development of students through an integrated exploration of evidence based concepts and skills. Learnings from the wellbeing curriculum support student development in all areas of their College life.

Lourdes Hill College students are a member of a House, which forms the basis of their pastoral care. The College Houses are Beck, Cullen, D’Arcy, Healy, Hendriks, Lee, McKee and Roche, each named after a significant woman in the life of the College. It is in these Houses that students participate in Home Groups, sporting and cultural activities.

Students become a member of a Home Group of approximately 23 students with a Home Group teacher who has a particular care for their welfare. The Home Groups comprise students form Years 7 through to Year 12 where strong relationships and mentoring occurs throughout their Lourdes Hill College Journey.

House Pastoral Leaders work closely with Home Group teachers to support student wellbeing. Students are further supported by a strong network of professionals including College psychologists, the Faculty of Differentiated Learning and Academic Mentoring teachers.