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.