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.

We are a member of the Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) which follows the belief that science of wellbeing and Positive Psychology should be integrated throughout the education system, enabling all students, schools and communities to flourish.’ We also follow the Schoolwide Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPBL)  program.

Positive education is an approach to education that blends academic learning with character and wellbeing. Preparing students with life skills such as grit, optimism, resilience, growth mindset, engagement, and mindfulness among others. 

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Anti-bullying policy

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.

Support services: