Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing

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.

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.

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.

School Contact Information

  • School Counsellor: Ms Madeleine Thesseling

Support services:

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Lane Cove implements a range of wellbeing programs.

Whole school programs include:

  • Schools Positive Behaviour for Learning (SPBL)
  • Restorative Practice
  • PALS Social Skills – Kindergarten
  • UR Strong – Friendology 101, Years 16
  • Smiling Minds – Stop and Breathe daily practice
  • Seasons For Growth
  • ‘Greatfulness’ Years 1, 3 & 6 
  • REACH – Transition to high school (Year 6)
  • Lunch club – social skills program

Our school utilises:

  • Australian Student Wellbeing Framework to promote student wellbeing, safety and positive relationships so that students can reach their full potential
  • Be You to assist us to focus on supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing
  • SchoolTV to empower our parents and teachers with credible information and strategies with realistic, practical ongoing support strategies
  • Kids Helpline has two main values that underpin Kids Helpline practice – they are empowerment and child centred practices

Whole school and community events: 

  • Harmony Day
  • National Day of Action Against Bullying
  • The Great Book Swap – Indigenous Literacy Foundation
  • R U OK Day
  • UN International Day of Peace
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