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.

As part of a holistic education, we implement pastoral care programs and practices that strengthen students in their awareness about their wellbeing and mental health. The college has a proactive approach in implementing its anti-bullying policy, and has a range of affirmations structures that helps students to have a positive sense of wellbeing.

As the college is strongly committed to equal education for all students, students with complex social and emotional needs are supported with specific goal-orientated interventions.

At St Mary’s Cathedral College, we value the wellbeing and mental health of all in our community.

St Marys Cathedral College Sydney Student Wellbeing

All members of the college staff are responsible for the wellbeing of the students in their care, and are supported by the Wellbeing team led by the Leader of Pastoral Care, Leaders of Wellbeing and the college counsellors. The college’s Rights and Responsibilities document is guided by the following principles which strengthens students Wellbeing.

The college is committed to;

  • Centre positive relationships modelled on the person of Jesus Christ
  • Maintaining and strengthening a safe college environment
  • Respecting the dignity and individuality of each member of the community through positive relationships
  • Developing a sense of respect and responsibility in all 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: