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Advisory Programme & Pastoral Care

What makes a teacher remarkable? What qualities does a memorable educator possess? More than content masters and lesson planning specialists, students value and connect with the teachers who genuinely care and advocate for them. They remember the teachers who challenge them to grow from difficult situations.

At Mulgrave, we recognise that academic pursuits can only be fully realised if our students also possess a strong sense of self and an ability to navigate the complex world of adolescence. Our teachers play a significant role in supporting our students as they discover their voices and find a cadence that suits them. Through our pastoral care and advisory programmes, we ensure that Mulgrave students are celebrated for their individuality and given a space where they feel safe.

Highlights of our Advisory Programme:

Pastoral care is highly valued at Mulgrave and time is created for teachers and students to build relationships and for teachers to get to know each student from the ‘whole child’ point of view and in line with the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.

The advisor/homeroom teacher provides both support and guidance to the students in the following areas and more:

  • To ensure that every student has a personal adult advocate
  • To create an environment that encourages student responsibility through personal ownership.
  • To ensure that students develop the skills of responsibility, independence, leadership and self-advocacy.
  • To uncover, explore and celebrate each student’s personal interests, passions and aspirations.
  • To monitor academic success and support for each student by developing strategies to address specific needs.


"Learning is finding out that you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers."Richard Bach