Rosmini House is a high performing school boarding facility. A key feature of the boarding house is the way it effectively supports students’ learning within a caring environment.
It currently accommodates 70 students. Since the 2017 ERO review, the number of students attending Rosmini House has grown, creating an 8% to 17% presence on the school roll. It is owned by the St Peter’s Hostel Charitable Trust and managed by the St Peter’s College Hostel Limited. This growth has created increased flexibility, such as, enabling a number of refurbishments of the physical environment.
The boarding house has continued to build on the strengths identified in the 2017 ERO review. The boarding house has highly effective systems for promoting positive relationships, students’ welfare and learning, and strong leadership and management. This is achieved through:
- a shared positive culture of care and respect for staff and students
- close support for individual student’s pastoral care and learning
- high levels of student involvement and leadership
- student, parent and community input into decisions for improvement
- effective support for professional growth and leadership for staff
- clear organisational guidelines and models of practice for staff and students
- sound strategic leadership and self review.
The boarding house works closely with the school to educate the whole student to strive for excellence within a family environment, and in accordance with the values of Jesus Christ. To further strengthen this focus, boarding house leaders could strengthen their plans and strategies to show how biculturalism and success for Māori is valued and nurtured for all students.