The pastoral care, or wellbeing, of students is of paramount importance at Kormilda College. The College is committed to fostering an environment which ensures all students feel safe, valued, engaged, and connected to others. Relationships between staff and students are based on mutual respect. To ensure that each student feels connected and has a sense of belonging, Kormilda has developed a 'vertical' House structure, where the mission of the College can be effectively lived by the students. The House structure enables each student to be known as an individual and develop a sense of belonging within the wider College community.
There are four Houses: Baru, Djarrak, Nganabaru and Pumarali, each with one Housemaster/mistress, a senior tutor, and a number of tutors who lead tutor groups of approximately 20 students. Students remain in the same pastoral House for the duration of their time at the College.
The House system is designed to allow each student to:
There is also a Student Services, or Wellbeing, Centre on campus and available to all students during school hours.
Student Services or Wellbeing Centre
The Well-Being Centre is situated centrally in the College and is open during school hours to enable any student to access at any time in order to ensure that they feel safe and well.
The building includes the fully resourced College clinic, which is managed by a qualified nurse, the College's two Chaplains and two restorative officers. The teams affiliated with Clontarf and Strong Girls are also to be found within, or close by, the Centre.
Wellbeing, which is at the heart of all good teaching and learning, is promoted in the Wellbeing Centre. Support services for Boarding and Day students seek to ensure that students who need extra support from time-to-time, or on an ongoing basis have an additional place to turn. Restorative sessions, mediation and counselling are available, and referrals to external agencies can be made through the Wellbeing team, restorative officers and/or nurse.