Our approach to Care and Wellbeing is unique
Through our Student Care and Development Network we deliver services and programmes that ensure every girl is given the guidance, support and tools she needs to understand her place in the world and to succeed.
The Boarding House Mentoring Programme is a significant part of our Pastoral Care and wellbeing in the House. Every Year 13 student has the opportunity to be a mentor to a new junior student coming into the House. The Mentoring Programme goes for 12 weeks and the students meet weekly.
Throughout the programme new students learn all the aspects they need to know about boarding. By the end of the programme they are well familiarized with the various routines. A key component to the programme is developing a strong and trusting relationship with each other. It is also a great opportunity for our senior girls to increase their leadership skills and pass on knowledge they have learnt while boarding.
What makes Rangi Ruru stand out is that we put the person at the centre of a ‘personalised’ approach to learning. We do this by knowing and understanding each girl and focussing her learning needs to her individual interests, goals and abilities. We do this across all aspects of her learning, not just the academic focus but through her co-curricular activities as well
Our wrap-around, holistic approach to Pastoral Care allows us to call on all of the expertise within the Care & Development Network to support us with directions and solutions. This Network includes the Pastoral Team, Learning Centre, Te Ara, Health, and Student Development and Leadership Teams; through their programmes and initiatives, we are able to provide opportunities, a strong sense of connection and targeted support for our people.
The Pastoral Team consists of Tutors and Deans who move through the school with their year level and therefore really get to know each individual; the International Dean, Boarding Staff, School Psychologists and Nurses, Chaplain, Careers & Pathways Strategist (Crimson), Wellbeing & Digital Engagement Coordinator and Health Coordinator have a much broader knowledge of the students and apply their special lens and expertise to the health and wellbeing of the students. A common understanding and regular communication ensure we are covering all the bases so each student knows they have at least one, and usually several people who will be their champions and guides.
At the heart of Rangi Ruru is the commitment to supporting and promoting the wellbeing of our girls. Our approach to wellbeing is unique. The Wellbeing Development Team delivers a dynamic and comprehensive programme to all year levels starting at Year 7.
Drawing from the established practices of positive psychology and growth mindset, the Rangi Ruru Wellbeing Programme has been developed to equip each girl with the resources she needs to ensure she is feeling good and functioning well.