In recent years, a whole school Pastoral Care program has been established at Ringwood Secondary College. All members of the College community play a vital role in the pastoral care of our students. We aim to provide an environment where each student feels valued and connected and learns the skills needed to become resilient, productive and community minded individuals.
Our pastoral care program, called ‘BOUNCE’, is based on the principles of positive psychology. Students participate in enriched sessions that focus on values and enhancing the tools they have to promote positive mental and physical wellbeing. The program explores many of the issues confronted by adolescents such as bullying, relationships, resilience, optimism and mindfulness. Students in Year 7 – 12 develop a strong understanding of their character strengths and how they can use them individually and with others to get the best out of every opportunity.
We, the students at Ringwood Secondary College, acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on today.
We appreciate the waterways, mountains, skies, plants and animals from this land and thank our ancestors for their ceremonies of story-telling, music, dance and celebration.
We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and promise to learn to live in a community that is part of the oldest living culture on Earth and move forwards together to a place of equity, justice and partnership.
We recognise that First Nations sovereignty was never ceded. This was and always will be Aboriginal Land.