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.

The framework of our pastoral care program is based on the beliefs that:

  • as a Marist College, it emanates from Gospel values and the charism of Marcellin Champagnat
  • it is consistent with the SCS Guidelines and reflects our College mission statement
  • it is the College’s expression of its concern for the development of the whole person through:
    • the promotion of resilience among individuals
    • the development of caring relationships
    • the provision of quality mental health/wellbeing activities
    • the promotion of justice, honesty, compassion and a sense of belonging.

All members of staff take an active part in the pastoral care of our students.

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