Villa Maria College prides itself on the support it offers to students on all levels – spiritual, emotional, physical and practical.
“Doing ordinary things, extraordinarily well” is the College’s aim and the support in the form of pastoral care, careers development, guidance and counselling, learning support and other support offered by College staff is one example of this being put into action.
The College has comprehensive action plans, which enable students experiencing difficulties or stressful periods to be identified and offered assistance. Small classes and the culture of mutual respect between staff and students means that students in these situations are able to be well supported by the College staff during these times. Strong communication at all times with the families of students is emphasised.
The family atmosphere of Villa Maria College is no accident. Students are encouraged to look after each other and give something back to the life of the College.
The Pastoral Care Network – The entire staff work in a caring fashion to help students through their teenage years. There are also specific pastoral care professionals available to the students.