Pastoral care is an integral and valued part of ELC and Junior School. It is of utmost importance to us that all children feel valued and respected, and that they have a strong sense of belonging. Classroom teachers assume primary pastoral care responsibility for each child, and they are supported by the Counselor/Chaplain and Head of Junior School in this endeavour.
One of the most important things that students gain from Kilvington is a real sense of belonging. Our Student Buddy program has been designed to extend the feeling of solidarity between year levels, giving younger students in our Junior School a special friend.
In the Buddy Program, ELC students pair up with students from Years 5 and 6, while the Preps pair up with students from Year 4.
The younger and older Student Buddies do a variety of fun activities together, including reading and writing stories, cooking, and active play.
The older students are also there to lend a hand to the younger ones. Helping out with social issues is one of the major responsibilities of a Student Buddy. Student Buddies look out for each other.