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 wellbeing is at the core of Marist Catholic College North Shore. We strive to develop the whole student through recognising their strengths, acknowledging their diverse learning and wellbeing needs and valuing respectful relationships. Our philosophy of student wellbeing is born out of Catholic teaching based on the unique human dignity of each person created in the image and likeness of God.
At Marist Catholic College North Shore, student wellbeing is the guiding principle of our pastoral care. This is evidenced in many ways from K–12. We provide age appropriate peer support programs, and appointed Leaders of Wellbeing who are tasked with nurturing, supporting and challenging students. The college has a Student Representative Council to give students a voice and encourage student led initiatives as well as comprehensive leadership programs.
The strong and evolving pastoral care program, underpinned by current theory on student wellbeing, focuses on positive self-regard, recognition of student strengths, nurturing mutually respectful relationships as well as encouraging resilience and responsible behaviours.
Marist Catholic College North Shore precinct offers counselling services that assist students that may need extra support with aspects of their schooling or personal lives.
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.
- Kids Helpline
- Student Wellbeing Hub
- Be You
- Parent Line NSW
- Family and Community Services Helpline: 133 627
- NSW Health: (02) 9391 9000