The Junior School has strong pastoral care programs in place as we seek to provide a safe and caring learning environment for every student.
Specific programs include:
You Can Do It
The ‘You Can Do It’ Social Emotional Learning Program is taught across Junior School classes. Social Emotional Learning assists in creating a College community that is caring, supportive and responsive to students’ needs. The ‘You Can Do It’ Program is based around teaching five key areas of effectiveness - Getting Along, Confidence, Persistence, Organisation and Resilience. In Kindergarten to Year Two classrooms, the students have enjoyed the company of Gabby Get Along, Connie Confidence, Pete Persistence, Oscar Organisation and Ricky Resilience to help them understand these five key areas. In Year Three to Year Six students focus on the areas as ‘Keys to Success.’
Kindergarten / Year Five Buddy Program
Kindergarten and Year Five students participate in a two year Buddy Program. Year Four students are assigned an incoming Kindergarten student, whom they meet at one of the Kindergarten Orientation sessions in the year prior. Year Five students then meet regularly with their Kindergarten buddy when they commence school. The Buddy Program includes a variety of academic and social activities together, as well as participation in the same Peer Support Group.
The Peer Support Program is designed to foster positive relationships and self-esteem among the different ages in Junior School. All Junior School students participate in this program which occurs weekly in Term 3. The Peer Support Program is a wonderful way for Year Six students to develop leadership skills and for all students to participate structured activities that encourage positive interactions across Junior School.
All staff and students at Rouse Hill Anglican College have the right to be treated fairly and with dignity in an environment free from disruption, intimidation, harassment and discrimination. Staff and students have the right to expect the College will be a safe and caring place.
Rouse Hill Anglican College does not tolerate bullying of any kind. Every person has the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to enjoy positive relationships with all members of the College community.
All students of the College have the right to learn and all teachers have the right to teach in a safe and caring environment that promotes self-worth and personal growth. It is the responsibility of all members of the College community to play an active part in ensuring that everyone is treated with respect.
Bullying is any form of on-going intimidation or aggression that causes discomfort, pain or embarrassment to another person. The intimidation may be physical, verbal, emotional or psychological and can include comments, gestures, text messages and exclusion. In essence, bullying involves sustained abuse by individuals or groups exerting power over another person or group. It may be direct or indirect. It may be deliberate and planned or it may be unintentional. All members of the College are expected to think carefully about the possible impacts of their actions.
Students who feel that they have been bullied are to speak with a teacher or their parents. Opportunity is provided on the College website for students, or in younger grades, their parents, to email the College via firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Rouse Hill Anglican College, we aim to develop the whole person in an atmosphere where Christian values are nurtured, the rights of individuals are protected and respected, and children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.
Students are recognised in many ways across the College.
All teachers are expected to be giving ongoing, genuine, verbal and other forms of encouragement and recognition, as a part of their normal teaching strategies.
Kindergarten to Year Two
These classes run a Star of the Week system, where students are recognised by a Star of the Week badge and a certificate, which includes their photo and personal information. The Star of the Week certificates are displayed in the classroom window for the duration of a term.
Whole Junior School
There are many and varied opportunities for service to the wider community in the Junior School.
Students currently support four Compassion students through a mufti day. Other examples of service are:
Stage One staff and students oversee the Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Collection.
Students are involved in Anglicare Christmas Toys and Tucker Program.
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