Students are better prepared for learning when they are healthy, safe and happy, therefore, student welfare is the responsibility of all staff working in a whole school context. Student learning cannot be separated from welfare.
Striving to help students at the college to learn effectively and to develop positive behaviours and attitudes are shared goals of teachers, student support services staff and parents. At Ringwood Secondary College we aim provide an environment which provides for each individual student to maximise their educational potential.
The Framework for Student Support Services in Victorian Government Schools outlines the concepts of "continuity of care" and "partnerships between the school and the community" as the key to improving the services provided to students and their families. This model takes the form of primary prevention and early intervention as the most effective means of enhancing the resilience of young people. This is achieved by creating a sense of belonging, peer connectedness and positive social behaviours together with problem solving skills.
The thread between wellbeing and curriculum is monitored by implementing comprehensive curriculum and practice that engages all students.
Early intervention approaches include implementing appropriate support programs and provision of school based counselling. Our services extend to intervention by being sensitive to students’ feelings and needs, improving resilience, utilising specialist services where appropriate and restoring wellbeing.
Congratulations to our Head Prefect Thomas King, who this evening was selected as Victoria's representative and National Finalist for Young Australian of the Year for 2015. A mighty and well deserved achievement.
On October 27, our band tour for 2014, is heading to North Eastern Victoria. Over 110 students from Years 7-10 will be performing at venues both large and small, as we highlight the value of music. This year we also welcome our visitors from Adams Grammar in the UK who will join us on tour for the week.
Best wishes are extended to all our Year 12 students as they complete their final assessments in VCE, VET and VCAL in the coming weeks.We look forward to celebrating the year's achievements at Valedictory on November 20