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.
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, or several people, who will be their champions and guides.
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
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.
We pride ourselves in delivering a wellbeing programme that is designed specifically for Rangi and our ever-changing needs. We know that each student, each year level, each experience and each day, is different. Because of this we shape our programme around current needs, and each term offers a range of learning which touches on the six areas of the SEARCH framework: Strengths, Emotional Management, Attention & Awareness, Relationships, Coping and Habits & Goals.
“The 10-year-old Brooke with dyslexia and anxiety who started at Rangi would never have believed how far she could come. I was the Year 13 Student Leader of the Learning Centre, studying Calculus, Chemistry, Biology and English.”