Pastoral care and student wellbeing is paramount in a students time at Rouse Hill Anglican College.
Homerooms, consisting of a small group of students from the same Year Group meeting with their Homeroom teacher each day. In this meeting time, Homeroom teachers will check in with students and their general progress at school. In the Homeroom, students will spend time in conversation with other students in their Homerooom, students will have a devotional and prayer time, they will organise occasional fundraising events for a chosen charity and raise support for their Year Group sponsor child through Compassion.
Year groups, the Homeroom groups combine together for Year Group meetings and activities a few times each fortnight. During this time, Year Advisors and Homeroom teachers focus on issues and projects pertinent to the Year Group including; team building, study skills, goal setting, principles of cyber safety, positive and respectful relationships (including understanding consent), service projects, gender specific programs, and developing general wellbeing skills, including resilience, positive self-talk, mindfulness, prayer and social and emotional learning.
Vertical Groups are House based groups comprised of students from Years Seven to Nine and Ten to Twelve based in House groups. The Vertical Groups meet once each week. This meeting time allows for formal opportunities to enhance the interaction between students of different year cohorts and to provide further opportunities for leadership development for students across the College.
Failure to meet College expectations will result in consequences for students which are designed to help the student understand the reason for College expectations and take responsibility for their actions.
Students who feel that they have been bullied are to notify a staff member directly at the College by telephone or e-mail or in person access the College web page where there is a facility to report bullying communicate the details to the College by e-mailing email@example.com.
Teachers use verbal praise, positive comments in Student Handbooks and merits to encourage students in their class and homework. Students are further recognised for classroom and school achievements and deeds through the presentation of Merit Cards and Merit Awards in their Year Group meetings.