Wellbeing is vitalAt Roseville College, we know that wellbeing – emotional, physical and spiritual – is vital to each girl. She learns well when she is well.
‘To do well you need to be well’.
Our integrated wellbeing approach is designed to enable our students to be well, to learn well, to relate well and to thrive in their time at Roseville.
At Roseville College, each girl is known. Here, she is part of a community that becomes like a family and where she can foster relationships that will sustain her wellbeing.
It is well established that healthy students learn better – they are better able to concentrate and have higher levels of engagement in their education. We want our girls fortified for learning and fortified for life.
In life there are always times of difficulty, and our aim is for each girl to have the emotional resilience to make her way through life’s challenges with agency and grit.
Our Wellbeing department seeks to empower our students with a wellbeing ‘toolkit’ of resources, strategies and insights to help her proactively manage her own wellbeing.
Our well-resourced College psychologist team, with experienced and insightful psychologists onsite, works to build resilience and wellbeing in all our students.
When students require additional support, we work closely with girls, families and external agencies. Our response is personalised because the experience of each child is unique to them.
We invest in the expertise of our teachers and other staff and their awareness of, and responsiveness to, the challenges facing the young people of our College. Our teaching staff have all undergone training in wellbeing and mental health to improve their understanding of how to support good mental health. Our Senior School teachers have also undertaken Youth Mental Health First Aid certification, resulting in Roseville having one of the highest proportions of trained teachers in any school in New South Wales.
Pastoral Care program
Our Pastoral Care program is an integral part of life at the College, supporting our girls’ emotional development.
In Senior School, each girl is assigned to a pastoral care group with students from her year group which she will stay throughout her time at Roseville. The Pastoral Care program will provide her with information, support and guidance, and foster relationships with her ‘PC Sisters’ that will sustain her wellbeing.
In Junior School, our award-winning THRIVE program takes a proactive approach to empowering students as active participants in their wellbeing and equipping them with skills needed for life; to understand who she is as a person and to navigate relationships and challenge.
We want our girls to be well as a whole person, and this includes physical wellbeing through good nutrition, healthy sleep habits and physical fitness. It is about embracing healthy lifestyle habits as a foundation for well-balanced, happy lives.
We are proud of the high levels of participation in our sports programs, be that for recreation or social engagement or as elite sportswomen. Our culture of participation encourages students to take part in physical activity and supports their physical fitness.
From the robust learning provided in Food Technology to the healthy choices on offer in the school canteen, we foster an environment where the importance of good nutrition is well understood.