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.

Student wellbeing encompasses everything that our welcoming and caring school community does. We focus on recognising, nurturing and enriching each individual as a total and unique person.

As a Kidsmatter (Be You) school, we focus on community wellbeing and for our students, their wellbeing and personal growth is developed through the Bounce Back! Program, a multiple award winning positive education approach to wellbeing, anti-bullying, positive relationships, resilience and social-emotional learning for primary school children.

St Agnes Catholic Primary School Matraville students hugging

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: