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 Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School North Strathfield we promote student wellbeing through restorative practices which focus on developing positive behaviours and conflict resolution. Student voice is encouraged and represented by our Restorative Justice Warriors (RJWs) who are made up of the student body and work towards ensuring that student needs and views are given priority. The RJWs lead the restorative practices within the school and use these strategies that seek to repair relationships and encourage children to take responsibility for their behaviour by thinking through the causes and consequences.

Our students have access to professional student counselling through the school counsellor when required and engage in the MindUp wellbeing classroom program which assists in the development of social and emotional mindfulness.  

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: