Whole Person Development For Girls
School life is about more than academics. Learning is about more than books and information. Whole Person Development begins in Kindergarten and continues until she leaves Year 12; it focusses on ways to promote growth, challenge and inspiration to students in areas both inside and beyond a classroom. It involves attention to the all-round development of girls intellectually/cognitively, physically, creatively, spiritually, emotionally, socially, communicatively and in terms of self-mastery.
While Roseville College is big enough to offer a dynamic and varied learning experience, the College is still at a manageable size able to facilitate a more individual approach to the development of girls, and to cater for the special interests and development needs of students.
Our vision at Roseville College is to encourage and enable every girl to reach her potential, and nurture her towards being a woman rich in character, wisdom, faith and action, with a heartfelt commitment to service within the wider community.
These qualities of a whole, balanced woman incorporate:
- Her intellectual and cognitive capabilities, such as her ability to think in a logical and rational manner, as well as engage in innovative thought processes, practise problem solving skills and establish wise principles for living life well post-school
- Her health and physical wellbeing, such as appreciating her body and its abilities, gaining an understanding of how to nurture the human body, developing a sense of wellbeing, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Her creative talents including concepts of aesthetics and play. Examples are engaging in musical, dramatic, artistic and other creative endeavours; participating in the creative process and appreciating beauty; and enjoying the pleasures and benefits of “play”
- Her spiritual foundations in Jesus Christ, including learning about and enacting Christian principles and values, and practising shared values through pastoral care and community service
- Her emotional strength and resilience, such as her ability to acknowledge and master her emotions, persevere through disappointment, collaborate with others, and face challenges from others, nature and herself
- Her social and relational environment, such as nurturing her ability to interact well with peers and adults, navigate social cues, develop and maintain authentic friendships, and participate meaningfully in the school and wider community
- Her ability to communicate effectively and appropriately, including her ability to express herself verbally and in written form, to listen actively and engage meaningfully in the art of conversation, and to employ traditional and contemporary communication tools (from essays and emails to speeches and presentations)
- Her mastery over herself, such as the skills of task and time management, self discipline – including the ability to comprehend and assimilate guidance, studying and learning according to her personality and temperament, leadership, people skills, developing patience and perseverance, being diligent, being optimistic and setting inspirational, yet achievable goals for her future.