At Red Rock, student wellbeing is a priority and we are a proud to partnering with Visible WellbeingTM
Student wellbeing refers to students’ physical, social, emotional and spiritual development. Research shows that student wellbeing is integral (not just incidental) to learning.
When students are in an environment that provides supportive relationships, promotes a positive sense of identity and in which students have a strong sense of belonging, they are better placed to thrive.
We consistently foster these three key contributors to having healthy students:
1. A strong sense of positive identity.
We are all created uniquely and in the image of God, with a purpose and the capacity to fulfil this purpose. We are loved, blessed and designed to make a meaningful contribution to the world in which we live. We are creative, wise and gifted to support the weak, reach out to the downtrodden and to act justly.
2. Connected with others in positive relationships.
God as the triune God is a God of community and he has formed us to be in community with others. Staff are committed to forming respectful, honouring relationships with all students, that affirm who they are and supports them in all they do. The culture and programs are tailored to foster positive, affirming relationships between students in which they are free to acknowledge and appreciate each other’s strengths and differences.
3. A strong sense of belonging.
Belonging comes from having a positive belief about your own contribution to and connection with the people in your community. It comes from taking ownership of your learning and knowing that you are engaged in activities that foster your own growth. Belonging comes from knowing you are valued, and being able to value and serve others.
At Red Rock, we strive to ensure that student wellbeing is embedded in the life and culture of the school in the following ways.
Firstly, our values are taught and demonstrated by staff and encouraged in the life of all students. Regardless of which year level a student is in values are frankly and sincerely explored in order to be fluently expressed. This is part of our daily life in the classroom and in the playground. It is part of whole school assemblies and small group activities. Our values inform our actions and attitudes therefore it is essential that they are intentionally taught and are established through our understanding of God.
Secondly, we teach and promote healthy habits of mind. The way we think is critical to our wellbeing and to who we are – it’s more than being positive – it’s about right thinking.
Romans 12:2 says, "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
Taking control of our thinking, being present in the here and now, having a mindset that allows for growth and mindfully engaging in learning, are skills which are taught and exercised at Red Rock.