Pastoral Care

Transitioning to the Ashmore Road campus is an exciting but sometimes also overwhelming stage of the Trinity journey as students move from the familiarity of primary school to the less familiar environment of the middle/senior school. Our Middle Years provides a safe and nurturing environment for our Years 6 to 9 students and is a warm and friendly environment where each student's needs can be fully and carefully met. We promote student wellbeing and pastoral care programs, and we focus on service learning which is “learning by doing.” Chapel services led by students, staff and the college pastors take place each week and focus on a service learning or pastoral care aspect of living together in a Christian environment.

Our Wellbeing Programs:

  • Peer Support Australia: Our Year 6s have Year 10 buddies who act as mentors for them. They meet formally every week.
  • Our Year 7 Big Life Journal Program: Aimed at developing resilience and a growth mindset to face life's challenges with confidence
  • The Year 9 Rite Journey Program: A year-long program designed to support the development of self-aware, responsible and resilient adults. It reinvents the traditional process of a Rite of Passage to assist in transforming adolescents from dependency to responsibility.
  • Purpose-built Wellbeing HUB housing the College Counciller, College Pastor, Career Guidance Counciller, Head of Pastoral Care and Yoga studio where yoga and mindfulness sessions are run daily.
  • Wellness Week and R U OK? Day
  • PERMA+ Model: A research backed model of wellness and resilience, PERMA+ is Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment. In addition to these five, the PLUS adds Nutrition, Physical Activity, Sleep and Optimism.

Restorative Practice:

Trinity is committed to the process of Restorative Practice for Behaviour Management (Relational Management) and all staff are trained in its use. The Restorative Practices philosophy, which is in keeping with our Lutheran approach to education and relational management, provides Trinity students with the opportunity to develop self-discipline and positive behaviours in a caring, supportive environment. Seeing children begin to take ownership for their behaviour, support one another and develop their emotional literacy is evidence of the effectiveness of this approach.

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