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.
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 (link to Family Support page)
- Family and Community Services Helpline: 133 627
- NSW Health: (02) 9391 9000
At Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School Prestons, student wellbeing is underpinned by our Gospel values and caters to the needs of our students, staff and families. Our school promotes student wellbeing, mental health and respectful relationships through the ‘Be You’ framework and the ‘U R Strong’ friendology program. Our Catholic Care school counsellor is an excellent support to our school community. Student achievement is recognised and celebrated through our school award system, assemblies and school newsletter.