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.
At St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Primary School Lurnea, student wellbeing is embedded in everything we do as a community to meet the personal, social and spiritual needs of students, staff and their families. We pride ourselves on recognising, nurturing and enriching each individual as a unique person with their own truth.
Special initiatives make our school a place where wellbeing is prioritised. As a U R Strong school we teach our students how to build and maintain healthy friendships and give them strategies about how to manage situations when relationships are sometimes difficult. Kindergarten students are buddyed with Year Five students to assist with a happy transition to school life. Each term there is a particular wellbeing focus for both staff and students to remind us all of the importance to nurture and prioritise our wellbeing.
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.