We commit to providing safe and supportive environments which nurture the wellbeing of all students and staff in our community, and hold firmly to the belief that they have a right to be safe, respected and valued in an inclusive environment. We know that when students are happy, they are more engaged with their learning.
Schools benefit from wellbeing initiatives and pastoral care support through Sydney Catholic Schools – in areas such as anti-bullying, positive behaviour, student counselling, refugee support and child protection – which range from universal support for all students, to targeted interventions for students with complex social and emotional needs.
Our school Code of Conduct, “Respect, Learn and Safety,” ensures that all students are respected, able to learn and interact in a safe and supportive learning environment. Programs that promote these values and support student wellbeing include:
- Social Skills Program – Friendly Schools Plus
- Kindergarten Buddy Program
- Wrap Around Program
- Wellbeing Journals Yr3-6
- Class wellbeing meetings
- Weekly student Meditation sessions
- Student wellbeing awareness days including; Bully No Way Day, Harmony Day and Safer Internet Day provide students with an opportunity to deepen their awareness of their and others wellbeing.
Sydney Catholic Schools rejects all forms of bullying behaviours, including online (or cyber) bullying, by maintaining a commitment to providing safe, inclusive and respectful learning communities that promote student wellbeing for learning. Staff at Sydney Catholic Schools are committed to employing wellbeing strategies that allow for a healthy school environment where bullying is less likely to occur.
If your child is experiencing bullying of any kind, or you have a wellbeing concern, we have a number of support services available for parents/carers and students, as listed below.
School Contact Information
- NSW School Police Liaison: (02) 8566 7499
- School Counsellor: (02) 9587 8998
- Kids Helpline
- Student Wellbeing Hub – Department of Education
- Anti Bullying – Department of Education
- Be You
- Parent Line NSW
- Family and Community Services Helpline: 133 627
- NSW Health: (02) 9391 9000