Pastoral Care for Pre-university Students

AISM recognises the importance of supporting the whole individual to grow and develop in an inclusive environment. The holistic approach to student wellbeing at AISM ensures that the physical, social, emotional and cognitive dimensions of each individual are nurtured. The monitoring of each student’s academic and social wellbeing is an essential component of life in Years 11 and 12.

Advisory program

Home room tutors are responsible for the academic and social wellbeing of each student in their advisory program group. They provide students with guidance in:

  • Goal setting 
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Task management
  • Organisation
  • Note taking
  • Exam technique
  • Stress management
  • Career management
  • Personal pathways
  • Leadership
  • Confidence
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Reflection.

Academic monitoring

Academic monitoring ensures that the personal learning journey of each student supports their individual growth and development, including:

  • Opportunities for students, parents/guardians, teachers, mentors and tutors to meet and discuss learning needs
  • Collection and analysis of student assessment data throughout each term
  • Identification of the strengths and areas for growth of each student
  • Allocation of a personal teacher mentor for each Year 12 student to help support their personal learning journey.

Counselling services

The AISM Counsellor is available for students to discuss any concerns they may have in relation to their academic and social wellbeing, and address any of the issues faced by teenagers in a comfortable and confidential manner.

Careers and pathways program

At AISM, we understand the importance of supporting students as they prepare for life after leaving school. We aim to assist students in applying for their tertiary course of choice, and also to ensure that students carefully consider a pathway that best suits their individual skills and talents.

Students are offered a variety of pathways for career planning through:

  • Personalised careers guidance with the Careers and Pathways Advisor
  • The option for individuals to undergo psychometric profiling to assess aptitudes and abilities relating to careers research and preferences
  • Provision of information regarding tertiary entrance procedures for various countries and institutions
  • Support of tertiary course applications
  • Support to select subjects and work out post school pathways.

Students are able to attend regular ‘Careers Clinic’ sessions where they can obtain careers advice and information on university applications.

AISM works with various organisations to support careers and pathways planning for Years 11 and 12 students. These organisations run counselling sessions, workshops and university and careers fairs with the purpose of advising students on preparing for university study overseas, course options and application procedures. These organisations include:

  • Taylor’s International Alliance Network (TIAN)
  • IDP Education
  • AUG Student Services
  • Inspiring Futures Foundation
  • Linden Educational Services
  • Malaysian-American Commission Educational Exchange (MACEE).

Additionally, many universities and other tertiary organisations from around the world visit AISM to speak directly to Year 11 and 12 students about their programs and application procedures.