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.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School RoseberyAt St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Rosebery we promote student wellbeing through:

  • Our social skills and anti-bullying programs. These two programs run across the school in alternate grades promoting respect and responsibility. There is an emphasis on respect of self and of others and their property, as well as on the responsibility of being a member of the St Joseph’s Catholic School community and of being a good friend.
  • SPBL (School wide Positive Behaviour for Learning) Students are taught how to BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL and BE RESPONSIBLE at school. Throughout the day, students are rewarded for displaying this behaviour, and twice a term they are rewarded with a school-wide prize of their choice.
  • Our Cool Kids program, which teaches children how to better manage anxiety.

Buddy programs, which give the senior students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and give Kindergarten students support via a helpful senior friend.

Anti-bullying policy

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.

Support services: