Students want to be listened to and respected as human beings with wants, desires, fears and emotions (D.E. Campbell, 2014). 

This is especially important as teenagers move through adolescence where they are seeking more independence.

Research shows that most students need a sense of comfort and safety in their classrooms - comfortable to be able to engage with the curriculum whilst being safe to take part in discussions and ask questions.

Our teachers not only teach subject matter but are also the student’s coach, mentor and counsellor. Relationships are at the heart of all we do as teachers. Constructive student to student relationships are an absolute necessity for engagement, achievement, socialisation and healthy development. Centered around the nationally recognised Mind Matters program, students interact, play and learn with students from every year level.