Grace Lutheran College is committed to the spiritual, emotional and social development of all individuals in the Grace community.
Grace has a culture which strives to be Christ-centred, worshipping God and caring for individuals, thus creating a caring environment which facilitates the well-being and academic progress of young people.
Acknowledging each individual as a child of God is the basis from which the quality of relationships and the care for individuals flows.
Pastoral Care is the concern the College has that each individual feels he/she belongs to that community and has the fullest possible opportunity for spiritual, personal, social, physical and academic growth.
Such care is expressed through the teacher’s (and other staff member's) personal commitment to each individual student, a commitment to what that student is and what he or she can be. This is communicated in various interpersonal contacts in the classroom and other learning and interactive situations, both formal and informal, where an atmosphere of respect and love for the student as a child of God is maintained. It involves a whole school approach, proactive and preventative, for the welfare of all members of the community.
As well as the daily contact with and role modelling of staff, Grace College provides a formal programme of personal development through the Pastoral Care structure of Home Classes.
Students, on entry, are placed in one of the four house groups and then in a Home Class within that House with a teacher who may accompany and care for them throughout the journey to Graduation. In this horizontal structure, the programme for each year group is organised and supervised by the Year Level Coordinator, each year having a different programme to meet the needs of the growing adolescent.
Student Services is a new centre located at and for the Middle School, designed to bring together all the services available to support students and parents at Grace including Learning Support, Counselling/Chaplaincy, Academic Enrichment, and Year Level Coordination.