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.

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.

St Charles’ Catholic Primary School Waverley creates and provides a positive and safe learning environment that enhances the wellbeing and mental health of all students.

The School Wide Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPBL) program gives the foundation for values-based quality learning and teaching programs based on the three school rules of:

  • we show care and respect
  • we value learning
  • we act safely.

Specific wellbeing initiatives include:

  • Seasons for Growth program offered twice per year
  • Peaceful Kids Wellbeing program offered twice per year
  • Buddy system between Kindergarten and Year 6 students.

Anti-bullying policy

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: