Our Values and Beliefs

The RIVER program at Southern River College promotes a positive school culture where all students feel part of a vibrant, happy  and inclusive community which supports and inspires them to fulfill their potential.

The RIVER program is unique to our College, it is underpinned by our values of:

Relationships – we build positive relationships that are caring, collaborative and courteous
Identity – we build an identity that displays confidence, individuality and pride
Virtues – we show virtues of honesty, responsibility and trust
Excellence – we show excellence in our aspirations, diligence and motivation
Respect – we show respect through appreciation, equality and understanding

Each week our students are explicitly taught these values through classroom based activities and they are continuously encouraged to actively demonstrate behaviours derived from these values in the classroom, during break-times, when using technology and as wider community members.

Our RIVER Matrix is proudly displayed throughout the College and on our website as a reminder of our positive school culture.

The RIVER program is reflective of a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) ethos and was devised by our PBS team who undertook extensive research, training and planning to devise this unique approach for our school.

The RIVER program commenced in 2017 with a fun launch day on the school oval and since then has been a wonderful success for our College staff, students and the greater community.