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Student Welfare

Student Welfare

At Rivercrest our curriculum is holistic – not only does it develop students academically, but also develops their personal, emotional and spiritual growth. Our system of pastoral care underpins all that we do at the College. It also links directly to the IB Learner Profile.

 IB Learner Profile

We aim to graduate students who are empowered, capable, confident, creative and well-rounded.

Child Safe Framework

Student Care | Hillcrest Christian College 

Child safety is an ongoing key focus at Rivercrest Christian College. Providing a safe and supportive environment for children has always been an important part of being a Christian School. Legislation and compliance now demands all schools in Victoria to take child safety much more seriously. 

We are committed as a school community to doing our part to protect the children under our care. A safe environment includes developing a culture of child safety in the school, including a zero tolerance of child abuse. We all have been entrusted with an obligation to do the best we possibly can to keep our children safe from harm.

We have embraced the opportunity to strengthen the safety of our operations and aim to further develop a culture of child safety. We do not simply aim for compliance with the Child Safe standards; instead we seek to be a place of excellence where Child Safety is deeply embedded into the culture of the organisation.

Please download the following document for greater detail in relation to our Child Safe Framework.

Child Safe Framework

Chaplaincy

Our qualified Chaplain aims to support the spiritual, social and emotional wellbeing of students by providing pastoral care on an individual basis and/or in a group setting. In addition and where considered necessary, the Chaplain may seek to refer students for further specialist support, in consultation with the Pastoral Care Co-ordinator or Head of College.

The Chaplain also takes weekly devotions in each of the classrooms to share the gospel message with the students. The chaplain oversees Launch Pad. 

Launch Pad 

Student Health

At Rivercrest all staff hold current Level 2 First Aid qualifications. They attend annual training for asthma, anaphylaxis and CPR. Staff also undertake training in specific areas, such as epilepsy and diabetes. We have access to the Crest nurse who provides support as needed.

Behaviour Management

Rivercrest Christian College is dedicated to overseeing behaviour management in a firm, consistent and fair manner that is tempered with love. The staff are involved in educating young people to attain good Christian character, with an emphasis on the positive aspects of student conduct. Staff maintain standards of behaviour in the classroom through consistency, professionalism and a genuine regard for the student. However, when necessary, inappropriate behaviour will be addressed.

We recognise the issue of bullying exists everywhere, in work places as well as schools, therefore a very strong proactive approach has been developed to deal with this growing problem. Rivercrest Christian College does not tolerate bullying in any form. All members of the Rivercrest community are committed to ensuring a safe and caring environment, which promotes personal growth and positive self-esteem for all.

Rivercrest College staff expect students to:
  • Maintain a quiet, non-distracting atmosphere
  • Respect and follow teacher’s directions
  • Respect others and their property
  • Be punctual and prepared for class
  • Do all work required of them

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