Students at Wollemi work hard, with responsibility in studies seen as a key to character development. The College places importance on the development of virtues seen as good habits, the building blocks of character. By developing strengths of character such as sound judgement, self control, courage and responsibility towards others, students are better able to use their freedom to make the right choices in life. Human and civic virtues are fostered.
The education at Wollemi is personal. Each boy receives a personal mentor, or tutor, selected from the teaching staff of the College. The tutor is a constant source of support for the student through his attention, friendship, example and advice. He meets regularly with the student during the term, and meets with his parents at least once each term, reviewing progress, and helping with goal setting. The tutor takes a personal interest in the progress of the boys whom he tutors, acting on the parents’ behalf, and coordinating the services of the College for the family. In addition parental values receive reinforcement from a positive peer environment present through the College.