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 all students and staff have a right to be safe, respected and valued in an inclusive environment. We know that when students are happy, they are more engaged in their learning.
Schools benefit from wellbeing and pastoral care support and initiatives 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 Marion Catholic Primary School Horsley Park, we believe that wellbeing is vital for learning and life. We use the KidsMatter framework, which provides students and their families with comprehensive resources that help address wellbeing by:
- creating positive school communities
- teaching children skills for good social and emotional development
- working together with families
- sourcing external support for families.