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 McAuley Catholic Primary School Rose Bay, we promote and maintain a safe and respectful learning environment that enables our students to be happy and successful lifelong learners. We promote positive and caring relationships across the school community that affirms the dignity of all students, staff and families.
We follow the principles of the SPBL (School–Wide Positive Behaviour for Learning) Framework. The purpose of SPBL is to create in our student’s positive behaviours that promote resilience, cooperation, respect and safety. Specific wellbeing initiatives include:
- A skilled school counsellor on-site one day a week to provide social skill initiatives
- Restorative Practices and Christian meditation to support the social and mental wellbeing of our students
- A buddy system, anti-bullying programs and student awards.
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.
- Kids Helpline
- Student Wellbeing Hub – Department of Education
- Anti Bullying – Department of Education
- Be You
- Parent Line NSW
- Family and Community Services Helpline: 133 627
- NSW Health: (02) 9391 9000
- Eastern Suburbs Police Area Commander – Constable/Youth Liaison Officer: Dani Saric. Phone: (02) 9362 6323. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- School Counsellor – Helen.Gunter@syd.catholic.edu.au