Pastoral Care in the Middle School

Holy Trinity Lutheran College is committed to enhancing and strengthening the social, emotional and spiritual development of all students. We recognise that wellbeing is fundamental to learning, and is integral in every aspect of college culture. We seek to ensure students are actively engaged with learning and develop positive and respectful relationships and connections within the college and community. A Christ-centred approach underpins the foundational values which the Pastoral Care program is based on. We are committed to providing a child-safe environment where children and young people are protected and feel safe.

Developing a nurturing and supportive environment that meets the needs of your child is central to our learning philosophy at Holy Trinity. At all times we aim to genuinely understand the world that our adolescents are experiencing and help them navigate this world with compassion and empathy. It is often a confusing time. That is why we are committed to developing real and purposeful connections with both you and your child during this journey, through:

  • pastoral care
  • homeroom teachers and coordinators
  • the College Psychologist (Prov.)
  • the College Chaplain
  • the College Pastor
  • worship.

Pastoral care

Each student has a home room teacher who is the primary point of contact between home and school. Students will meet daily in their home room classes. Each week, time has been allocated specifically to Pastoral Care lessons, during which time a range of relevant pastoral issues will be addressed to support students through a smooth academic journey. An outline of what is covered at each level can be found in the following table:

Year 7Year 8Year 9
Sensibility Program:
Sense of belonging
Sense of purpose
Adolescent Gender

Shine—Adolescent Girls
Strength—Adolescent Boys
The Rite Journey (Boys and Girls Program):
Rites of Passage for Teenagers
Helping students prepare a resume and portfolio
Helping students prepare a resume and portfolio
Helping students prepare for job interviews

The College Psychologist (Prov.)

The College Psychologist (Prov.) is available to provide emotional and wellbeing support services to students and families. This might include counselling, referral to other services or the introduction of relevant programs into the classroom.


SchoolTV is our wellbeing platform that gives parents clear, fact-based information on the many challenges faced by today’s youth.

A new edition is released each month with comprehensive videos from leading specialists and organisations. You’ll also find fact sheets, suggested books, apps, websites and much more.

We hope you are able to get great value from this resource, as you raise happy, healthy and resilient children!

The College Pastor

Our College Pastor provides another level of support and guidance for all students. He is available to staff, students and parents for counselling and conducts staff study on a regular basis.

Contact us

Phone:  03 5382 2529
Postal address: PO Box 822, Horsham Victoria 3402
Email: admin@htlc.vic.edu.au
Contact us online

Visit us

Address: 25 Trinity Drive, Horsham Victoria 3400
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
View location map

Log In

Create an account