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 All Hallows Catholic Primary School Five Dock, we have a growth mindset and encourage students to always strive for their best, persevere and experience success. Guided by our Catholic values, students are taught to solve problems using restorative justice practises.
A variety of programs are led by trained staff on mindfulness (DotBe), grief and loss (Seasons for Growth) and Be You Resource (Mental Health & Wellbeing).
We are proud to be recognised in the community and participate in initiatives that nurture a sense of school pride and belonging. An example of this was attaining first place in the Community Spirit Award from Wests Ashfield Leagues Club. This award empowered students to be agents of change and make a difference in our world.
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.