Atwell College is committed to a school-wide approach to the wellbeing of its students and seeks the holistic development of each child academically, socially and emotionally. The College aims to provide an environment where each student feels safe, accepted and supported to achieve his or her full potential and to experience a feeling of belonging to their learning community.
Strong community values, self-worth and respect and concern for all is evident in the college’s modern value-based educational philosophy and core beliefs of Connection, Opportunity, Environment and Holism which form the pillars of the College’s operations.
The Atwell College CARE (Community, Aspiration, Resilience and Engagement) Team aims to deliver targeted pastoral support to all members of the school community through the establishment of a CARE team culture underpinned by caring, supportive relationships between all members of the school Community to, develop resilient and aspirant learners engaging in their education. The team consists of the Associate Principal, two Deputy Principals, Team Leaders, Year Coordinators, Chaplain, Nurse, a LSC Coordinator, and Psychologist.
The CARE team is committed to Support all students in their journey through school and preparation for life long learning. Atwell College focuses on a school wide system of support that includes proactive strategies for defining teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviours to create a positive school environment. Each cohort is targeted with specific learning programs to target intellectual, creative, physical, social and emotional growth of Atwell College students. Pastoral care programs and activities for each year group reflect the following themes under a continuum of positive behaviour support for all students within the school through the overarching banner of Positive Behaviour in Schools.