Each student belongs to a tutor group that is made up of approximately 15 other students from the same grade and gender. A member of staff is appointed to act as tutor for each of the groups. The tutor is responsible for overseeing the programme and well-being of each of his or her tutees. The tutor groups meet formally for a single lesson each week and tutees are encouraged to meet informally with their groups on a quarterly basis. The tutor is the first point of contact for staff and parents regarding the progress of the student. The tutor is responsible for all aspects of the student’s development, including the academic, social, sporting and cultural development. A tutor should remain with the same tutor group from Grades 8 to Grade 12. The tutor system provides each student with an opportunity to experience a sense of belonging.