HEALTH AND WELLBEING

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Pastoral Care at ACM

Each student at Aloha College Marbella is cherished for their uniqueness and our pastoral care is meticulously tailored to cater to their individual needs. Equipping our students with the tools to blossom into their best selves, both within the classroom and beyond, is paramount. Our holistic approach is underpinned by the nurturing relationships formed among students, staff, and parents.

We believe that young people learn most effectively when they feel emotionally safe, resilient and supported by trusted adults in all aspects of their wellbeing. We also believe that the personal skills young people learn in childhood and adolescence, in terms of sustaining good mental health and taking appropriate action when things do not go as planned, are ones which can be taken into adult life.

At Aloha College Marbella every day begins with tutor time and the familiar and friendly faces of a small tutor group.Tutors maintain the overview of a student’s school experience; they will come to know their tutees incredibly well and will always be on hand to provide support and guidance. The Pastoral Team oversees all year groups and ensures, via assemblies and a range of other activities, that students have a sense of identity and belonging.

Every student is also part of the big picture; they will learn to thrive as independent, dynamic and socially conscious members of the whole school community. They will come to find that this is a community which values diversity, operates on kindness, and which constantly strives for improvement. They will also find a community which cares for them and treats them as individuals, while always seeking to make them feel like a valuable part of the whole.

A close working relationship with parents is an essential component of outstanding pastoral care. At Aloha College Marbella we support and listen to parents in equal measure. A close and regular dialogue between staff and parents ensures that care for students is fully informed and joined up.

Medical Center

The Medical Centre has a full time qualified nurse daily from 9:00 to 17:00. We have a well equipped and dedicated space for unwell and injured students. This is used for short-term observation of minor illnesses. Additionally, the school works with doctors and paramedics who provide high quality service in the event of more serious illnesses.

A group of 10 staff have extensive experience in dealing with minor injuries and are first aid trained.

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Food

At AlohaCollege Marbella, our ethos revolves around the concept of 'good, seasonal food, freshly sourced and locally produced.' This principle not only ensures that our students enjoy healthy and nutritious meals but also underscores our commitment to supporting local suppliers while maintaining high quality in our produce. Additionally, this is a crucial step in mitigating our overall environmental impact.

Our skilful catering team is responsible for producing balanced lunches from Monday to Friday, as well as delivering healthy snacks to all students at break time. The team prepares all dishes in the school kitchen and all special diets are catered for, safe in the knowledge that ingredients are sourced by the team and are therefore fully traceable.

Integral to this philosophy is the active involvement of our students in the school's Food Committee. This committee meets regularly each half-term, giving students the opportunity to offer constructive feedback and propose suggestions. Within each year group, a designated student representative sits on the Food Committee, gathering the perspectives of their peers prior to each meeting. With key stakeholders such as the Principal, Head of Key Stage 1, Head of Administration, Board members and the Catering Manager in attendance, decisions can be swiftly made during these forums. Our catering team values the ongoing feedback, enabling them to craft innovative and nutritious menus that cater to all tastes and preferences