Pastoral Care

Student and Staff Supporting each other

At Bridgetown High School we have a strong emphasis on pastoral care. We put a lot of time and energy into making sure all students feel safe and are encouraged to be confident in trying to do their best. We provide a School Psychologist, a Student Services committee, School Office staff, Education Assistants and other staff to help support students. We believe that if students are happy and supported, they will achieve to their full potential.

The School Psychologist

The role of the School Psychologist is to provide counselling for students and parents on personal matters either relating to school or home. Appointments may be made at the school office, and all interviews are treated as confidential. The School Psychologist also carries out testing of students to ascertain if there are particular learning difficulties that the school needs to be aware of.

Staff Support

The two Team Leaders play a strong student support role, and are available to help students when necessary. Classroom teachers are very approachable and willing to help.

Bridgetown High School has a strong Protective Behaviours policy. We believe that nothing is so awful that we can’t talk to someone about it and that we all have the right to feel safe all of the time. We create a school environment where this is possible so students should find all school staff willing to listen, support and help.