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.

Student WellbeingOur School-wide Positive Behaviour for Learning (SPBL) program is at the centre of student wellbeing. At all times, we strive to ensure that there is a consistent approach, which results in optimal learning opportunities for our students. Promoting well-being at school can substantially improve the social and emotional outcomes for our students. SPBL encourages students to reflect on their choices whilst reinforcing positive behaviours. We encourage the students to see a need and act positively, rewarding their efforts with stickers and awards culminating in attending a special morning tea with the principal.

Our three school rules are:

  1. We are safe
  2. We are respectful
  3. We are active learners

At St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School Auburn South we offer:

  • A buddy system ensures that our younger students always have an older student who will help to look after them.
  • Daily passive play spaces that allow students to be creative in a quieter environment.
  • A Peer Support program that places students at the centre of their learning, empowering them with practical skills and strategies to positively navigate life and relationships.
  • Cybersafety lessons encourage our students to act as positive leaders and supportive friends in all their social spaces, especially online.
  • A school counsellor onsite weekly for professional support of students when required.

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: