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Pastoral Care & Mentorship

A Culture of Belonging

Maritzburg College’s Pastoral Care and Mentorship Programme is one of the core components of the College difference. This whole-school programme, with a foundation of tradition, brings College boys together with a unique sense of brotherhood.

The bonds of community and ethos of mutual care and concern helps each and every boy at College find his place. It is through this sense of belonging that boys are given the chances to be well, excel, develop resilience, and grow within themselves and in their interactions with others.

At the same time, the co-curricular Visual Arts and Drama clubs are an exciting extension of lessons within the classroom. For boys with an interest in the Arts, this is an ideal way to grow their experiences and talents – without necessarily building it into their subject choices.

House Mentorship

A boy’s house helps him find his place at College. The house system is both where he can find a sense of belonging and thrive within a spirit of healthy competition amongst his peers.

Leadership

College creates opportunities for boys to become strong leaders – within the school and out in the world. We nurture every boy’s inherent leadership strengths through a careful structure of leadership.

Counselling & Career Guidance

Our school psychologist is always available to assist as boys work through the trials of being a teenager – and our career guidance teacher helps to establish the best subject choices and tertiary options.

Pastoral Care

The mentorship programme follows a structured curriculum. Boys are part of mentorship classes, which they are assigned to for their full five years at College. In these lessons they follow themes to build value- and virtue-based character. They also take part in one-on-one mentorship, which fosters healthy relationships with staff. These classes also give boys the tools to deal with challenges in their lives as they experience them whilst at school.

Pastoral Care

The mentorship programme follows a structured curriculum. Boys are part of mentorship classes, which they are assigned to for their full five years at College. In these lessons they follow themes to build value- and virtue-based character. They also take part in one-on-one mentorship, which fosters healthy relationships with staff. These classes also give boys the tools to deal with challenges in their lives as they experience them whilst at school.

Rites of Passage

Ours is a system of orientation; not initiation. The time-honoured ethos of servant leadership at Maritzburg College is not about chores and fear. It is about respect that’s earned. It’s about the rites of passage that polish character and empower resilience. In earning his tie, every Form 2 feels the full gravity of wearing it and it is these milestones as a College boy that inspire the young men they become.

Rites of Passage

Ours is a system of orientation; not initiation. The time-honoured ethos of servant leadership at Maritzburg College is not about chores and fear. It is about respect that’s earned. It’s about the rites of passage that polish character and empower resilience. In earning his tie, every Form 2 feels the full gravity of wearing it and it is these milestones as a College boy that inspire the young men they become.

The Outcomes

Cumulatively, pastoral care, leadership, the house system, and mentorship hold many benefits for College boys. This affects personal growth, but also guides their interactions with others, and assists in the development of well-rounded, adaptable young men. The Pastoral Care and Mentorship Programme achieves:

· Health, safety, and well-being

· Academic growth

· Development of self-discipline

· Building of resilience

· Gaining of self confidence in social interactions

· Practising servant leadership

The Outcomes

Cumulatively, pastoral care, leadership, the house system, and mentorship hold many benefits for College boys. This affects personal growth, but also guides their interactions with others, and assists in the development of well-rounded, adaptable young men. The Pastoral Care and Mentorship Programme achieves:

· Health, safety, and well-being

· Academic growth

· Development of self-discipline

· Building of resilience

· Gaining of self confidence in social interactions

· Practising servant leadership

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