A traditional school with a contemporary heart

Pastoral Care

Members of our Senior Management team work closely with homeroom teachers, year-level Deans, the Guidance Counsellor, Learning Support Staff and the Careers Department.  

The purpose of this collaboration is to:

  • Reinforce and recognise achievement and appropriate behaviour.
  • Provide guidelines about basic school standards that all staff are responsible for maintaining.
  • Identify students who are not achieving their potential and put in place suitable support structures.
  • Provide solutions for students with learning difficulties and behavioural issues, including the use of outside agencies.
  • Identify and assist students who require counselling.
  • Assist students with school-to-work transition.

The welfare of students is paramount. Should they require help in personal, academic and vocational matters, we have a Pastoral team and an onsite Guidance Counsellor available. Should extra support be required, we are in contact with local agencies.

Peer Support

At Southland Boys’ High School we recognise the importance of our Senior students working with Junior students, providing support and acting as role models. 

To achieve this, we take the following steps:

  • Prefects, as role models, are assigned to our Year 7 and 8 students.
  • Senior students mentor Junior students throughout the year.
  • Year 10 - 13 students may work with identified Year 7 and 8 students to support reading maintenance.
  • Individual departments offer extra coaching and tuition.
  • Class representatives of each homeroom (Years 7 to 8) meet twice a term to discuss student issues and concerns.
  • A student representative is nominated each year to represent the student body on the Board of Trustees.