Central to our pastoral system at Melkbosstrand Private School is the belief that students need to feel well supported, known and happy in order to learn and grow. We have a firm pastoral structure, outlined below, and students know who they can turn to in different situations. They are encouraged to approach any member of staff with whom they feel comfortable should they encounter a problem, and all members of staff consider student wellbeing to be their number one priority.
Each student is assigned a Register teacher who is the primary port of call for any concerns the student, staff or parents may have.
The Register teacher will have the best overview of the student’s academic and social development and will take an active role in ensuring the student is meeting his or her potential.
Phase Head & School Counsellor
The Head of Phase can be approached directly by learners & staff in confidence for assistance. Information regarding students’ wellbeing is responsibly shared where appropriate. Our School Counsellor might also be recommended to students or sought out by them or their parents directly; appointments can be made and learners are taught there is no stigma attached to seeking help.
Melkbosstrand Private School’s students are frequently complimented by visitors to the school for being emotionally mature and being respectful of one another as this is part of the schools value system.
This is something staff value highly and try to cultivate in lessons and encourage within grade groups and at break times.