Canberra Grammar School offers an array of support to ensure the wellbeing and ongoing development of compassionate, expressive, balanced and well-rounded young people.
UNIVERSITY AND CAREERS GUIDANCE
Career development and further studies become increasingly important for students reaching their final years at Canberra Grammar School.
90% of Canberra Grammar School graduates choose to attend university and further their academic education.
To prepare them for life beyond the campus, students participate in career days, work experience, and have access to a Careers Adviser. Students are encouraged to make appointments with our Careers Adviser, allowing the opportunity to plan and implement strategies to achieve future goals.
The Senior School Counsellor at Canberra Grammar School is a registered teacher, and registered psychologist, who has worked as a teacher and counsellor in both private and government, co-educational and boys’ schools across the educational spectrum from pre-school to university level. She is available to assist the three communities of the School: students, parents and staff.
Counselling can be developmental, educative and proactive, extending a student’s abilities to achieve their maximum potential.
We encourage students at Canberra Grammar School to access counselling where needed to improve their personal, organisational and learning skills.
The School has a fully operational health centre staffed by registered nurses with doctor visits several times a week. The clinic is available to both boarders and day students who fall unwell while at School.
DEFENCE SCHOOL MENTOR
The Defence School Mentor supports Defence family students through a Defence School Mentor Programme which focusses on four pillars: welcoming, integration, farewelling and absence support. The programme recognises that, due to the Defence lifestyle, children of Defence families may at times be impacted by mobility, parental absence, uncertainty, isolation from extended family support, and fractured friendships. This includes supporting children of full-time members, Reserves, lateral recruits, members who have recently transitioned out of Defence and foreign members, if required.
Parents can contact the Defence School Mentor to discuss a student’s transition into the School, Defence-related issues that may affect a student (such as parental absence on service), or to obtain information if they are relocating by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
LEARNING DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Canberra Grammar School recognises that all students bring skills, talents and diversity to its community. The Learning Development Team (LDT) is tasked to serve the learning needs of all students.
The LDT utilises evidence based decision-making in teaching and learning for all students in the School with particular regard to students with diverse learning needs. Additionally, the LDT is responsible for ensuring all students with diverse learning needs receive appropriate intervention and effective evidence based teaching and learning development.
The team uses a Response to Intervention approach including universal screening, tracking and a three-tiered model of intervention. In particular the team are focused on meeting the diverse learning needs of:
- students who require academic support
- gifted and talented students
- students with a disability; and
- students for whom English is an Additional Language or Dialect.
The LDT Procedures for managing student needs are in line with ACARA Student Diversity and the Australian Curriculum. The team also creates and contributes the Senior School Procedures for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability cantered on the Disability Standards for Education 2005 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
For information about the Learning Development Team in the Primary School, visit the Primary School Support Services page.