Health and wellbeing

Providing support and guidance

The wellbeing and safety of boarders is our principal focus and we work hard to ensure students feel balanced and happy in a physical, emotional, social and cultural sense. Our dedicated team of experienced, professional and supportive staff aims to maintain a family atmosphere in our home away form home where every student matters every day.

Through the Haileybury Rendall School Health and Wellbeing Framework, each year level accesses learning programs tailored to their age and stage of development, and that are focussed on the social-emotional, physical and cultural needs of our students. Additional wrap-around support is provided by our team of dedicated residential staff, counsellors, nursing staff, external GPs, and allied health providers.

Promoting individuality and respect

Our mission is to develop high-achieving students who are connected globally, to each other and to the communities in which they live and serve. To that end, we treat our boarders as individuals and deal with their challenges and issues in the context of their perspective to help ensure the best outcomes.

We strongly encourage open, clear and positive communication and guidelines for behaviour and our student creeds and agreements are based on mutual courtesy, respect and the promotion of safety for all students. Each term students review their boarding school creeds and provide direct input into our community codes of conduct.

A dedicated team

The Head of Boarding oversees the Boarding Program and provides an important link between Boarding and the Day School. They are supported by a team of professional staff who provide 24-hour care on a rostered basis and a team of residential tutors.

Communication is encouraged at all times between students, School staff and families.

Health and wellbeing framework

At Haileybury Rendall School, we are committed to the provision of evidence-based best practices in holistic Health and Wellbeing, that speak to a wide range of cultures, identities, and protective factors. This commitment is critical to ensuring that every individual is given the opportunity to achieve their full potential, in every aspect of their school life. We aspire to safeguard the ability for every person at Haileybury Rendall School to grow, thrive and flourish. Delivering quality programs and experiences that support individual expression, will lay the foundations for learning, discovery, and the development of lifelong skills.

Building a culture of wellbeing ensures high levels of engagement across the School and community by cultivating a desire to positively contribute to the success of self and others.

Pillars

Maintain health
Nurture relationships
Strengthen culture
Develop leadership
Build character
Connect to community

Maintain health

Maintaining physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural wellbeing is fundamental to individuals within our community living healthy lives.

Nurture relationships

Providing our community with the knowledge and skills required to build and maintain respectful relationships, promotes safe and supportive learning environments.

Strengthen culture

Strengthening cultural identity, and appreciating the values of others, are essential to fostering a strong sense of understanding within our diverse community.

Develop leadership

Providing opportunities to develop leadership behaviours is central to empowering individuals to share their voice, have agency, and positively impact the wider community.

Build character

Developing personal strengths is integral to successfully regulating feelings, thoughts and actions into positive behaviours and responsible choices.

Connect to community

Connecting to community is vital to building an individual’s sense of belonging, purpose and place in the world. It promotes mutual respect and understanding and provides opportunities for service.