Our House System

In line with our vision statement, the College recognises that all students have individual strengths and require support in different areas of their learning and wellbeing.

When students begin at the College, they join a network of staff and students who will support them on their learning journey.

Pastoral care underpins our wellbeing strategy and ensures that we take a personal interest in every student.

This care begins within a Mentor Group, led by a House Mentor. Mentor groups meet at the beginning of each day and the Pastoral Program is generally delivered by the House Mentor through pastoral care sessions.

House Mentors are usually the first point of contact between home and school if there is a concern about a student’s welfare or progress or to explain a student's absence. 

Each Mentor Group belongs to a House that is under the care of a House Leader.

The Wellbeing team also consists of psychologists and wellbeing counsellors who are available to provide professional advice to students.

House system structure

The College’s house structure fosters connections and understanding between year levels and enhances each student’s sense of belonging to the College.

At Melton Campus, each of our eight houses has seven Mentor Groups made up of a mix of students from Year 7 to 12, who meet each morning and for pastoral periods once a fortnight. Students remain in the same Mentor Group with their House Mentor for the duration of their time at the College.

Currently, at Cobblebank Campus, each of our eight houses has two Mentor Groups made up of Year 7 and Year 8 students. As the campus grows, it will have the same mentor group structure as our Melton Campus.

Working in smaller groups with a House Mentor enables each student to be known and valued and to develop a close bond with students from all year levels. There are many opportunities to develop House spirit through various competitions and learning experiences throughout the year.

Students remain in their year-level cohort for subject classes, excursions, camps, and reflection days.

The wellbeing approaches, emphasised through our Core Wellbeing Values of Empathy, Community and Endeavour, and our Student Engagement Framework, highlight primary prevention and guidelines for students to live the fundamental values of our College.

We build structures that facilitate belonging and inclusion, promote wellbeing and early intervention programs, and plan interventions that target students identified as at risk.

We emphasise a deep, authentic partnership with all members of the College community, students, parents, and teachers to ensure the best academic outcomes.