A wellbeing framework ensuring all students are treated with dignity and respect.
Student safety and growth are our top priorities
All children should be able to learn in an environment where they feel safe and supported.
The wellbeing and safety of all students is central to the purpose of Catholic education and we acknowledge that healthy relationships and exceptional pastoral care are core to each child’s positive experience at school. Our schools and colleges are places where students are nurtured to grow, to belong and to be safe.
A sense of wellbeing and connectedness in schools promotes optimal development of the person as a whole and contributes to academic success. Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese supports social and emotional welfare by equipping students and their parents with effective strategies, recommendations and tools.
Our five areas of focus Download our framework
Visible leadership to inspire positive school communities.
Effective family, church and community partnerships.
Authentic student choice and participation.
Inclusive and connected school culture.
Wellbeing and support for positive behaviour.
Our students and families are welcome in our schools; not because they are Catholic but because we are.
Bishop Vincent Long 2019
Investing in the wellbeing of children sets them up with a strong foundation to live their best possible life both now and in the future.
The wellbeing of students is enriched when they feel safe and connected to each other, their teachers, their school and their learning. Promoting wellbeing is also fundamental to students being ready to learn and supports optimal academic outcomes.
Our schools equip students with the knowledge and skills to cultivate their wellbeing through Religious Education, health, and wellbeing classes.
We have a strong focus on pastoral care, and in addition to every school having school counsellors to support our students, CSPD provides resourcing for additional wellbeing initiatives to schools as overseen by the Wellbeing Coordinator.
The Wellbeing Coordinator is supported by staff on the Wellbeing and Behaviour Team, Leading Counsellors as well as K-12 System Counsellors in the implementation of these wellbeing initiatives.
Building child safe communities
We are committed to providing children and young people with school environments where they are safe, informed and participate, and where the adult community works together with them towards making this happen.