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 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Primary School Sefton, the faith development of our students is the foundation upon which our students are able to develop and thrive in their learning environment. The Gospel message to our students is based on Christ’s teaching and example of unconditional love, kindness, understanding and compassion to others.
Our commitment in providing a safe and caring environment is visible through the implementation of our School-Wide Positive Behaviour for Learning (SPBL) approach.
At Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Primary School Sefton, we enhance student wellbeing by providing:
- a school counsellor
- a buddies program
- a social skills program
- a passive play space that allows our students to play in a quieter environment
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