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 Therese’s Catholic Primary School Denistone student wellbeing encompasses everything that the school community does within a caring Catholic environment to meet the personal, social and spiritual needs of students, staff and their families. We pride ourselves on recognising, nurturing and enriching each individual as a total and unique person. St Therese’s is focused on the importance of a “kind word, a gentle compassionate look and the patient hearing of others,” when it comes to the wellbeing of our community.
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.
- NSW School Liaison Police: Constable Troy Lucca – Gladesville Police – (02) 9789 9699.
- School Counsellor (Holly Smith – Catholic Care) – contact details available from the school (02) 9874 0412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kids Helpline
- Student Wellbeing Hub
- Anti Bullying
- Be You
- Parent Line NSW: 1300 1300 52