Academic, Professional and Pastoral Support
A major benefit of residing at Duchesne College is the opportunity to develop a strong support network and the provision of a range of support programs. This support is particularly important as students make the transition from school and home to the new environment of university and college.
At Duchesne College, the main academic and professional support programs are:
- The Tutorial system
- The “Big Sister/Little Sister” program
- Progress Meetings
- Access to a range of seminars under the titles of “Meet the Professionals” and “Meet the Alumnae”.
Pastoral support is a further benefit of College life. Being away from home, it is reassuring for students and their families to know that pastoral support is available at all times. This is particularly important for first year students, 50% of whom are under-18 when they arrive at College. The Deputy Head and Dean of Students reside on site and are readily available to students; one of them is always on call to deal with situations which may arise out of office hours. In addition, the Student Club Executive and Resident Assistants provide invaluable pastoral support to the residents of the College and the College Administration team in the area of pastoral care.
Duchesne College Foundation was established in 2013 to achieve a range of objectives. Provide financial assistance through scholarships and bursaries to students, development and improve the…Read more
The alumnae organise many events each year, from business and networking through to Social Gatherings. If you would like to attend and event or see what’s coming up, click below. We’d love to see you there!…Read more
Service and Mission
To live the Goals of Sacred Heart Education, Mission and Service are key elements of College life and all students are encouraged to participate in this area. Each year, the Service Convenor…Read more