LJBC’s Secondary program is designed to meet the developmental needs of young people as they journey through adolescence. Heads of House are responsible for the pastoral care, discipline and welfare of the students in their House.
As the student and siblings remain in that House during their time at the College, the Head of House gets to know each student and each family allocated to the House, ensuring a high standard of pastoral care. Each student is placed in a Connect group within their House and year group, and the groups meet daily. Students remain in the same Connect group throughout their time in Secondary school and so they get to know their Connect group teacher and peers well.
Staff who are closely involved in the well-being of secondary students includes the Dean of Students, the Heads of House, the Careers Adviser and the Secondary Chaplains. The Senior Secondary Mentor provides academic support and advice during Years 11 and 12, the final critical years of schooling, and the Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 Mentors provide support for students in those years.
The Secondary School encourages and recognises achievement and personal effort across a wide range of activities. Awards, medals and certificates celebrating excellence, high achievement and endeavour are presented at College and House assemblies and at Awards and Graduation Evenings. Commendation stamps in the Student Planner provide encouragement and positive feedback. Students with good behaviour records receive various treats and outings. Senior students aspire to be awarded College Colours and College Honours. Students who represent WA or Australia in sport are included on the LJBC Sporting Wall of Fame. Graduates from LJBC are commemorated on plaques in Graduation Walk. Student successes are celebrated at LJBC!