Unwavering support for students and families.

The Ormiston College’s Student Support Services team are a valued part of our community as they support our students, families and staff in their learning, wellbeing, and career preparedness.

Our Student Support Services team consists of two Counsellors and a School Chaplain to whom students can self-refer, or be referred by a staff member or parent, about aspects of the student’s life affecting their social-emotional wellbeing and/or academic performance.

Our Pastoral Care Program focuses on students’ social, emotional, behavioural and spiritual wellbeing and builds their capacity to meet the challenges faced during and beyond their school years.

Establishing a nurturing, safe environment for our students, that also sets boundaries, establishes expectations and encourages achievement to the best of the individual’s ability, helps to build a child’s confidence and, over time, the ability to reach out and help others.


From Prep, our students benefit from Program Achieve, an exceptional program designed to develop positive characteristics in attitude and motivation which, when combined with sound cognitive skills in reading, comprehension, vocabulary development, mathematical reasoning, creative and critical thinking, allows students to reach a level of true success.

Student Support Services

Program Achieve

Students’ emotional, social and behavioural wellbeing are supported through Program Achieve which was developed by Michael E. Bernard and the philosophies of parenting expert Michael Grose. From goal setting and leadership qualities, to confidence building and the importance of friendships, students develop important foundations for achievement and social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing in school, work and the world of tomorrow. Program Achieve instils valuable life skills in children and is underpinned by five foundations: Confidence, Persistence, Organisation, Getting Along and Emotional Resilience.

Student Support Services

Career Guidance

Careers guidance, including advice for subject selections and future pathways beyond Year 12, is available to students. All Year 12s participate in two individual Futures interviews – one in Term 1, focusing on entry requirements for tertiary study or alternate pathways and setting academic goals for the year, and the other in Term 4, focusing on future plans and may include a QTAC preference list or consolidating alternate plans.

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