Pymble’s Pastoral Care Program is designed to recognise the unique qualities of every student, and aims to provide each girl with the specific academic and personal care she requires at the various stages of her school life.
Girls are nurtured from dependence to independence across their time at the College with pastoral care beginning in Preparatory School, where girls across all year levels learn about settling in to College life, making friends, interacting cooperatively with others and living safely.
These themes extend into Junior School, where girls also learn about friendships, conflict resolution, problem solving and adjusting to change. Leadership opportunities are plentiful, as students are encouraged to become school leaders, house leaders, library and class leaders, or involved as student representative executives.
pastoral care focuses on knowing each student and appreciating her as an individual. Leadership is developed and the importance of positive relationships is instilled through the teaching of holistic social skills and etiquette.
Spirituality and developing a sense of meaning, along with social responsibility and community service, are key elements of the Upper School program. Career education and the development of practical skills, such as time management and goal setting, are introduced to assist girls with the transition to the Senior School.
Pastoral care in the Senior School focuses primarily on developing resilience in individuals and enhancing self-awareness and self-assurance so that girls tackle challenges with maturity and confidence. Girls will gain a greater sense of the importance of commitment, responsibility and self-reflection, understanding the notions of integrity and loyalty and how these may conflict. The Senior School program maintains a strong focus on the importance of optimism and self-belief in order to prepare each girl to confidently and successfully take on the challenges of life beyond Pymble.