Boarding staff and roles

Modified August 28, 2023
4.5 min
Modified August 28, 2023

We have a team of compassionate staff who become integral to the lives of our students and work collaboratively to understand and support the needs of each individual under their care, including consideration for intellectual, physical, spiritual, social and emotional aspects of a students’ development.

Vice Principal | Residential Education, Care & Community

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Vice Principal brings a vital link between executive management and the living and learning community members of the Corio Campus.  

Heads of Senior School

The Heads of Senior School are responsible for managing and coordination of programmes, policies, and actions to support a culture of quality teaching and learning in Senior School and enhance the delivery of our pastoral care programme.  

Head of House

The Head of House is a pivotal figure across all aspects of a student’s life in Senior School, overseeing the care and wellbeing of each student in their house, and upholding the rules, routines and expectations that are consistent with overall school policy.  

Assistant Head of House

The Assistant Head of House supports the Head of House in the day-to-day running of the house and assists in overseeing each student’s academic and pastoral needs.

House Mentors

House Mentors are vital in supporting a sense of community connectedness within each house. House Mentors are academic staff whose purpose is to maintain positive and supportive relationships within their mentor groups, consisting of around ten to twelve students. Mentor groups meet regularly each week, allowing House Mentors to check in with each student and respond to their pastoral, wellbeing and learning needs as they arise. They are the first point of contact for parents in addressing academic or pastoral needs.      

House Assistant

House Assistants care for the general health and wellbeing of boarders and oversee the day-to-day matters of the house, such as laundry, cleanliness, daily operations, student movements and general care for students. 

House prefects

Senior students play a vital role in helping the staff develop the cooperative and friendly atmosphere necessary to create a home away from home for all the students in the house. Prefect positions are allocated at the end of Year 11. All students are offered opportunities to develop their leadership skills through house activities, projects, charities, events such as dinners and house competitions.

The pastoral care programme

The house system underpins student care throughout Corio and ensures that every student is visible. Pastoral care encompasses boarding staff, teaching staff, supporting staff, sports coaches, school counsellors and psychologists, school nurses and the Chaplain. If a student needs to discuss any concern or issue, they will always have someone to turn to and someone watching out for them. 

Who to contact?

Key to the success of our Senior School programme is the quality of communication between the School and home. There are six readily available points of contact for matters concerning your child, depending on the nature of the communication.

These include the Head of Campus, Heads of Senior Schools, Head of House, House Mentor, House Assistant and the Kennedy Health Centre.

The Head of House and the student’s House Mentor are responsible for the immediate needs of each student and are therefore the first point of contact for any questions or concerns.

Contact details for these members of staff can be found in the Hive.

Who to contact – for academic matters?

In relation to academic advancement, parents/guardians are encouraged to contact teachers and include the House Mentor in correspondence. This way, there is clear communication between house, teacher and home. This is critical to ensure that all those responsible for the students are informed and can act in the best interests of each child.