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.
Galilee Catholic Primary School Bondi highly regards the building of confidence, resilience and positivity in our students.
Our school community actively participates in programs such as UR Strong, Bounce Back and Christian meditation to support social and mental wellbeing of our students. These programs include: Buddies, Anti-Bullying and Student Awards.
We offer a skilled school counsellor one day a week to provide social skill initiatives and use the schoolwide Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPBL) approach to ensure that our students are safe respectful learners.
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.
- School Counsellor: Email: Helen.Gunter@syd.catholic.edu.au
- Police Liaison Officer: Dani Saric. Phone (02) 9362 6323. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kids Helpline
- Student Wellbeing Hub – Department of Education
- Anti Bullying – Department of Education
- Be You
- Parent Line NSW
- Family and Community Services Helpline: 133 627
- NSW Health: (02) 9391 9000