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Pastoral care

Pastorally we pride ourselves on the strength of our House system. This serves as the hub of interaction within the Senior School and provides the framework for our major inter-House competitions.

More importantly, mentor groups in each House serve as an opportunity for a smaller, vertical grouping of students from Years 9 to 12 enabling them to know one another under the guidance and direction of a mentor. Mentors within the Senior School are responsible for overseeing the total wellbeing of their students and for being aware of all aspects of the boy’s school life. The mentor’s role includes ensuring that each boy feels safe, known and connected to the School community so that their potential may be reached, as such the mentor is often the first port of call for a teacher or parent.

For administrative and pastoral purposes, Hutchins is divided into four mini-schools:

  • ELC (Early Learning Centre) is for boys aged from 3 to 8 years: Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2
  • Junior School is for boys aged 8 to 12: Year 3 to Year 6
  • Middle School is for students aged 12 to 14: Year 7 and Year 8
  • Senior School is for students aged 14 to 18: Year 9 to Year 12

To learn more about how Hutchins provides opportunities for boys to become their best, we invite you to contact our Enrolments Assistant on 03 6221 4236 who will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry, provide you with further details or arrange a tour so that you may see our school in action. Read more…