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.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School Earlwood is fortunate to have a school counsellor available to assist students and parents through difficult times. The school counsellor works with individual students, small groups and/or whole classes.
The school motto, Loving, Learning and Living, is incorporated into the school’s Positive Behaviour for Learning (SPBL) to challenge the students to ‘love respectfully, learn responsibly and live safely to achieve our best’. Through SPBL lessons and acknowledgement of positive behaviours, students are taught self-discipline, self-regulation and respect for others.
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.