Academic success and well being are not mutually exclusive. At DBIS, our pastoral care system is built on the philosophy that one cannot be achieved without the other.
Our school uses a horizontal House structure where students of the same year group and House meet for registration and a short tutor time each morning. The student’s House Tutor is the first point of contact for parents and student alike, and a Year Group Leader adds further leadership within the system to strengthen the welfare and well being of all students. The system ensures opportunities for leadership and fostering strong communication skills are vast. Our tutors keep in close contact with each student’s family ensuring an individualised approach to pastoral care.
In addition, our Tutors meet with each student on a 1-1 basis during the year to ensure motivation, social welfare, and educational needed for each student are being catered to. Our school Guidance Counselor is also available to students in need of extra support. Academic Review Mornings, Parent Teacher Conferences, and Parent Morning Tea events throughout the year ensure the relationship between home and school is strong.
Our House system is made up of four houses; Typhoon, Thunder, Lightning, and Storm. House events are run throughout the school year drawing on student talents in sports, creative arts, and academics. These events contribute further to the holistic approach to our pastoral model, developing positive relationships, camaraderie, and confidence for all learners.