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 is essential for optimal learning. Our school has adopted School Wide Positive Behaviour for Learning (SPBL) to ensure that we have clear expectations for positive behaviour. The student leaders help to implement the expectations and a committee of teachers work to ensure that everyone is working together to reward positive behaviour. The students support one another and the reward afternoons are enjoyed by students and staff. Our staff take time to get to know their students and enlist the support of the leadership team and school counsellor to support students with particular wellbeing needs. The school works closely with parents to ensure that needs are being met.

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.

St Joachim's Catholic Primary School Lidcombe

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.

Anti-bullying policy

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: