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.
The school’s Positive Behaviour for Learning promotes safety, learning and respect through Awards and other forms of recognition.The PBL approach includes the explicit teaching of desirable behaviours.
The school’s Diverse Learning Team is the key vehicle for any referrals to the school counsellor as needed.
Whole School Wellbeing Week is held once each term and promotes an overall awareness of the various aspects of wellbeing. It provides an opportunity to focus on the wellbeing and mental health of the entire school community and to take the time to be mindful, active and grateful.
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.