Both Junior & Senior students at Thomas Hassall Anglican College are provided with leadership opportunities to help them to develop lifelong skills. Student leadership develops a sense of belonging to a community which is an important protective strategy in developing a resilient environment in our College. The College provides a range of leadership opportunities for students to reflect the diversity of the student population.
Students in leadership roles are delegated with specific roles and responsibilities.
Junior School Prefects represent the Junior School at a variety of events throughout the year. The size of the prefect team is determined by the Head of Junior School.
Senior School Leadership Team comprises of two College Captains (male and female) and two Vice Captains (male and female). The wider selection of prefects, both male and female, may vary in number according to the size of the Year 12 cohort and the quality of the candidates. The size of this Senior Leadership Group is to be determined by the Principal.
The four Houses, named after great Christian role models are:
The House system is also used for Pastoral Care classes in 7-12, so that students have a defined group with which they can identify. Each Senior School House will be led by a House Advisor assisted by House Leaders.
Thomas Hassall Anglican College incorporates a Pastoral Care Program. Students in Senior School remain with the same Pastoral Care teacher in small class numbers throughout their schooling years. This ensures the teacher is familiar with all their students and ensures that the student they have a safe space to discuss any issues that may arise.
Thomas Hassall Anglican College provides an educational environment where all students can feel safe, valued and respected. We work closely with students, parents and staff to prevent bullying and will actively investigate all reported bullying cases.
Our College counsellors are trained psychologists who work with students who have difficulties in both learning and relationships. They have a wide range of skills and expertise that enable them to assist students, parents and teachers. This can range from issues that may be affecting a student’s educational and emotional progress, issues such as;
• learning difficulties,
• anxiety and depression,
• behavioural management,
• special education,
• social skills,
• family relationships,
• grief and loss,
• personal development,
• study skills,
• protective behaviours,
• transitioning across sectors,
• conflict resolution
The College Counsellors meet with students who are either referred by their teacher or who make contact themselves. Parents are also free to discuss their son or daughter with the Counsellors by making an appointment via the College Office.
The College has a full time nurse available for Students. The first aid clinic contains epipens for emergencies. The campus has 2 Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Devices available in easy to access locations.
Rev. Denis Oliver is the Chaplain at the College. He is happy to meet with parents and students if requested.
The College values communication with parents. If you have a concern, then please contact the relevant teacher or staff member of the College to discuss the matter. Parents are provided with contact details for student teachers as well as the leadership team.