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.

Students at the Centre of Learning

We believe that our students are at the centre of our work as a Catholic school. Our student-centred classrooms require students to be active learners responsible for their actions and self-directed in their thinking. In a student-centred classroom we value:

  • every student understanding their strengths and trusting their ability to monitor their own needs
  • higher-order thinking
  • deep understanding
  • student ownership of learning
  • differences among learners
  • leadership
  • co-operative group work and independent tasks
  • respectful relationships.

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: