1. The establishment of the panel was the initiative of a teacher who has a suitable background in helping students with various personal difficulties.
2. The panel comprises a number of staff who volunteered their services out of the goodness of their hearts
3. The services of the panel are publicized at the beginning of the academic year and also throughout the year in different ways.
4. Panel members regularly hold seminars on various themes to do with pastoral care, like making friends, living with difficult roommates, dealing with parental pressure, management of time, self esteem, puberty issues, etc.
5. Group activities and social events are organised by the panel to boost students’ confidence and social skills.
6. Students facing personal problems are encouraged to seek discreet and confidential help from panel members via email, phone or contact in person. There is also a mailbox in the college for students to leave notes for help.
7. Teachers in general may refer to the panel students who seem in need of such help, in which case a panel member will initiate a tentative contact with the student concerned. Consultation will only take place if and when the student in question is willing to participate.
8. Students may also refer their friends to the panel for help and support, if they believe their friends will benefit from it.
9. For a student who is willing to engage or be engaged by a panel member, one on one consultation will take place in a safe and private environment in an effort to support the student going through a difficult phase.
10. If a student turns out to be in need of more professional help than what a panel member can offer, the student may be referred to the college counselor for further consultation.
11. All personal information divulged by the student in consultation with the panel will be treated sensitively and kept in confidence.