Learning Support Mentors
Pastoral care is an integral element of support, etched into the very foundation of the College and is seen as a collaborative partnership between students, parents and staff. We strive to create a community where students feel safe, valued, connected, have a strong sense of belonging and are listened to. These connected elements provide an essential foundation for the individual growth and success of each student.
Students are offered guidance and support from Learning Support Mentors on campus.
Learning Support Mentors are identified as ‘trusted points of contact’ through their daily interactions with students. Learning Support Mentors work closely within the Learning Communities with Contact Teachers, Lead Teachers and our School Psychologist to ensure that the appropriate layers of support are wrapped around our students.
We believe in building curious learners by encouraging our students to value their own unique abilities and strengths.
At Joseph Banks Secondary College we have a full-time School Psychologist available. School psychologists help schools meet the social, emotional, learning and behaviour needs of students. Working closely with the school administration, teachers, students and parents, school psychologists help schools make improvements that are good for all students, particular groups of students or individual students.
For more information about the School Psychology Service, please follow this link.
Students, parents and teachers who wish to refer to the School Psychologist can do so by consulting with the relevant Leading Teacher.