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.
All members of the school community have rights which must be respected and responsibilities which must be carried out. All members of the school community are responsible for their behaviour and will have to deal with the consequences of their.
The foundation of our rights and responsibilities is underpinned by the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools.
|We have the right to feel happy and be treated with understanding.||We have the responsibility to treat others fairly and with understanding.|
|We have the right to be treated with respect and politeness.||We have the responsibility to treat others with respect and politeness.|
|We have the right to be safe and to be free from physical danger.||We have the responsibility to play safely and not endanger anyone else.|
|We have the right to expect that our property is safe.||We have the responsibility to make sure that all personal belongings are labelled and that we don’t touch the property of others.|
|We have the right to learn.||We have the responsibility to listen and behave in a manner that will not distract others from learning.|
|We have the right to have a pleasant and clean environment.||We have the responsibility to keep our school clean and place all rubbish in the bins provided.|
|We have the right to express our concerns.||We have the responsibility to listen to others and state the truth.|
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.