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 St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School Clovelly, we believe that every person has the right to be respected and all children have the right to be educated in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment. ‘Schoolwide Positive Behaviours for Learning’ promotes self-esteem and is important for the total development of each child. The school counsellor works collaboratively with the class teachers and parents to address the social and emotional needs of students. Each child’s talents and achievements are acknowledged and celebrated. Positive education strategies encourage children to show respect and care for others in the community. The principles of Restorative Justice and procedural fairness is a focus of the school’s wellbeing policy.

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: