Junior School Pastoral Care

At Fairholme College everything we do proceeds from the Christian premise that each person is unique and valuable to God and to us.

A caring, compassionate and supportive attitude, Christian worship, respect for self and others and a dedication to developing honesty and integrity are an integral part of everyday life at Fairholme Junior. Our pastoral care program focuses upon developing a Christ centred faith that is evidenced in the social skills and emotional intelligence that will assist our girls to not only survive, but thrive in the increasingly complex world in which they live.

Girls across Years 1 to 6 enjoy vertically streamed pastoral care classes that support the feeling of belonging in a small school that nurtures individuals. Using role modelling and peer supported circle time to develop concepts including building positive relationships and resolving concerns in a constructive way is embedded into focused pastoral care learning episodes.

The Year 6 girls also enjoy leadership roles that allow them to both embed and model the attributes of well grounded, caring citizens of the 21st Century. To assist in the smooth transition to Middle School the girls are presented with opportunities to participate in information sessions and meet with students and key personnel from the Middle and Senior School.

Boarding is available for junior students from Years 5 and 6. This provides a wonderful opportunity for our country girls to transition to living away from home, with the comfort of enjoying close partnerships between their parents, the boarding staff and their Junior School teacher. The successful transition of these girls into the middle and senior years of learning is a testament to the genuine relationships that exist between the Junior School, boarding and home.

The pastoral care staff available to support your child’s emotional and spiritual development include:

  • Your daughter’s classroom teacher
  • Head of Ministry and Mission
  • Assistant Head of Junior School
  • Head of Junior

Key Contacts

Initially contact your child’s teacher.

Head of Ministry & Mission

Ms Catherine Butler

T 07 4688 4688

E catherine.butler@fairholme.qld.edu.au

College Psychologist & Specialist Careers Advisor

Mrs Laura Anderson

T 07 4688 4667

E laura.anderson@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Assistant to the Boarding House - Pastoral Care

Mrs Jenny Sutton

T 07 4688 4696

E jenny.sutton@fairholme.qld.edu.au