Contact Groups and COMPASS
Compass is our pastoral care program at Campbell High School and is designed to give each student and their family a teacher to support them during their time at the school. Parents are encouraged to get to know their child's Contact Group Teacher as this teacher follows their contact group through to the end of year 10. The COMPASS Group Teacher is the first point of contact for issues requiring clarification.
Students meet with their Contact teacher for 8 minutes every morning for roll call and notices and for approximately 60 minutes, four times per semester to deliver pastoral care sessions. Pastoral care sessions consist of a variety of topics including social and emotional wellbeing, cyber safety, time management and study skills.
Overview of Morning Contact
Every morning, students meet in small groups with other students from their year group with their Contact teacher. This is effectively a roll group. The aims of the morning Contact program are:
- To establish and develop positive relationships between Contact teachers and the students in their group.
- To provide close monitoring of students with regard to wellbeing, school uniform, attendance and behaviour.
- For students to receive information about extra-curricular activities via the daily notices.
Overview of Semester Compass Sessions
Compass is Campbell High School’s pastoral care curriculum that specifically meets the needs of students as they progress through their high school education. The program explores various themes and focuses on the development of students as; a learner, a person, a community member and a contributor to society. Students at each year level have opportunities to address topics not generally covered in class and may include:
Esafety – Students look at their responsible use of devices, social media and staying safe online.
Pathways – Students look at their transition into and out of high school. This includes setting personal
goals, exploring subject choices and study options, Work Experience, looking at plans for the future
(including career aspirations) and completing a Student Pathways Plan.
Wellbeing – Students explore topics to do with personal wellbeing and taking care of
themselves and others. This includes looking at lifestyle choices, positive psychology, resilience and
Protective Behaviours – Students explore ways to minimize harm towards themselves and others. This
includes education about advocacy for safe practices around substances, social gatherings and use of
Communities – Students are encouraged to think beyond themselves and engage in ways to make a
difference within the school and local communities. This includes being an active member of the school
community and ‘giving back’.