Cura Personalis–Care of the Individual
“Jesuit education insists on individual care and concern for each person” (The Characteristics of Jesuit Education)
At Riverview teachers and administrators, both Jesuit and lay, are more than just academic guides. They are involved in the lives of the students, taking a personal interest in their intellectual, affective, moral and spiritual development, helping each one to develop a sense of self-worth and to become a responsible individual within the community.
While they respect the privacy of students, they are ready to listen to their cares and concerns about the meaning of life, to share their joys and sorrows, to help them with personal growth and interpersonal relationships. In these and other ways, the adult members of the educational community guide students in their development of a set of values leading to life decisions that go beyond ‘self’ that include a concern for the needs of others. They try to live in a way that offers an example to the students, and they are willing to share their own life experiences.
In Years 5 and 6 the Homeroom teacher is the ‘significant’ adult in the boy’s life. Boys in Years 7 to 12 are part of the House System.
Our practice and procedures are reviewed annually in order to maintain the highest standards of treatment. The knowledge and application of the latest medical trends is maintained as a result of our close liaison with various professional medical bodies.
Our facilities include 17 beds, bedside nurse call system, wheelchair facilities, portable bedside phone, ice making machine, physiotherapy equipment, plastering facilities, suturing equipment, glucometer, venipuncture services and resuscitation equipment.
The Health Centre is staffed 24 hours per day to care for in-patients.
Currently doctors attend a clinic Monday to Friday at lunchtimes. Nursing staff are in constant liaison with our supporting medical practice. At the discretion of the registered nurse on duty, doctors are available to attend the Health Centre on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis.
Physiotherapy treatment clinics occur twice a week. Students will be charged a discounted physiotherapy fee for this service. Every Saturday during winter sport pre-match taping is available from a physiotherapist at no charge.
Podiatry clinics are held fortnightly.
We have the services of dental practices in Lane Cove and orthodontic practices in Lane Cove and Chatswood.
Massage is available from our qualified Massage Therapist on parent request. Written consent is required.
The College’s Counselling team, who are all qualified in psychology, works collaboratively with other members of the Riverview Pastoral Care System. They provide specialised assistance with regards to individual counselling, psycho-educational assessments, liaison and case management, referrals to external professionals and agencies and may provide advice and resources for parents. They can be contacted via the Student Office on +61 2 9882 8222 or [email protected]