Unity College has an unwavering commitment to nurturing students into well-rounded, confident, and knowledgeable global citizens. We believe in encouraging a school environment which fosters a sense of belonging, stability and happiness by setting high standards and by providing learning opportunities that enable students to be responsible and accountable. As part of this, we believe that teachers should explicitly and continuously teach, and model clearly stated expected positive behaviours which are “age and stage appropriate and relevant.”
We focus on positively shaping the future of the young people in our care: the way they think and perceive themselves and others and the world around them. Our pastoral care approach is both proactive and reactive; it is about strengthening character and building skills to manage life’s challenges both at school and beyond it.
All learning in the College is based on the principles of establishing, maintaining, and where required, restoring positive relationships with all members of our community. Supporting students to display positive behaviours is the responsibility of every member of the school community – students, parents, and staff in partnership.
Middle Phase Year Level Leaders will move with their cohort from Year 7 into 8.
Pastoral Care Classes are the first and foundational connection each day for students with their peers, staff and learning. PC time is grouped into 5 types:
GP is an additional weekly lesson allocated to students and teachers for pastoral care matters. Twice a term, this time will be used for whole Secondary School assemblies. The rest of the lessons will be used to build on the work of YLLs and to teach a balanced and age-appropriate Pastoral Care curriculum.