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.

Students at St. Brendan’s Catholic Primary School Central Bankstown have an opportunity to participate in a variety of Social Justice initiatives across the school. Student groups such as Pope Francis Award students work to promote Social Justice initiatives and raise money for a variety of organisations throughout Australia and the world. Some of these organisations include, St. Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal, Mary MacKillop foundation, Operation Christmas Child, CARITAS Project Compassion, Charitable Works Fund and St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal and supporting the House of Welcome for refugees.

Students work in collaboration with teachers to develop the school community’s awareness and empathy for those in need through prayer and reflection. They promote, organise and run these fundraising events.

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: