Cultivating a school environment that supports the physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development of every student is very important in a school as pastoral care and academic progress are closely linked. Children’s wellbeing must be approached holistically, in order to ensure they develop well in all areas.
Ensuring The Wellbeing Of Every Student
Pastoral care at Sri KDU International School Klang involves proactive actions such as creating a school environment that emphasises respect, teamwork and participation, as well as responsive actions such as providing comfort or encouragement in difficult situations.
Sri KDU International School Klang closely safeguards the welfare of all our children and young people. We train all of our staff in Child Protection and ensure that during induction into the school, everyone is made familiar with our Child Protection policy. There are Designated Safeguarding Leads in the school who are responsible for resolving any child protection concerns that may arise.
All secondary school students are assigned to a tutor group and they will remain in that group until they leave school. Students develop a healthy relationship within their tutor group as they learn together throughout Key Stage 3. Collaborating with and supporting each other throughout their learning journey creates a strong sense of camaraderie. The form tutor plays an important role within this group, providing holistic support, offering academic guidance, and pastoral care to students. Heads of Year work with the tutors and co-ordinate individual support for the students as and when it is needed.
Form tutors deliver PSHE (Personal Social Health Education) which develops the student’s moral compass, lays the foundations for strong mental habits, develops the student’s leadership attitude and helps then gain an international outlook.
A professional on-campus School Counsellor is always available to Primary and Secondary students, providing emotional support as well as career guidance. This Counsellor is qualified and competent to work with students of all ages.
The School Nurse provides medical care for both Primary and Secondary school students. The Nurse is responsible for first aid treatment throughout the school day and during school events such as Sports Day, Swimming Gala and Inter-House Games.
In addition, the School Nurse takes proactive care of the students’ health by organising immunisation and vaccinations at appropriate intervals, and helps supervise and administer students medication if necessary.