Learning Communities

More than a ‘house’

Our Learning Communities are far more than ‘houses’ for sports carnivals! They are integral to how we help your child feel connected, supported and valued in a big school.

Every student is placed in one of six communities. We encourage everyone to participate and engage in events such as:

trivia   •   breakfasts  •   leadership programs
sporting carnivals  •   reading challenges  •   subject competitions
fundraisers  •   CCW day

Our Learning Community Leaders

Each community is coordinated by a Learning Community Leader (LCL) whose role is to both encourage your child’s involvement and support our Learning Mentors.

If your child is facing a challenge, at home, at school or in the wider community, they will be supported by their LCL and their LM.

Our Learning Mentors

We have more than 80 staff trained in this pastoral role. Each Learning Mentor (LM) supports approximately 14 students in their LM group, and partner with another LM. Together they guide 28 students across Year 7 to 12.

They meet every morning for eight minutes at 8.55am, though on Wednesdays enjoy an extended 72 minute session.

Survey Success

We surveyed staff, students and parents about our Learning Communities and Learning Mentor program in 2015.

78% of parents appreciate the Learning Community concept

85% of parents say the program has created a sense of belonging to a community for their child


Learning Community Leaders  | 02 6043 5500

Your child’s LM is always your first point of contact for outlining concerns or celebrating achievements.