Student Support

Along with the supports offered by Mentor Teachers, Pastoral Care Teachers and classroom teachers, there are a number of specialised support structures in place at the College.

These include:

  • Access to a School Counsellor
  • Defence School Mentor to support our Defence families
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Group


At JPC, we have a whole-school approach to student wellbeing. We value supporting young people to embrace their full potential so that they can flourish in learning and in life.


If a student is experiencing emotional or social challenges, we encourage students and families to discuss these concerns initially with the student’s Mentor Teacher or another House Leader, who can help to identify the best initial support path. These Leaders are a great ‘first port of call’ since they can help students to identify practical strategies to manage daily situations, problem solve issues, or liaise with other teaching staff and school Leaders if needed.

House Leaders can also give guidance to students and families who may need additional support. House Leaders can help students and families to identify the appropriate next step based on the individual circumstance, which might include engaging with other support available within the school Houses, or a recommendation to access Wellbeing services within the school, or a recommendation to seek external support.