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.
- Kids Helpline
- Student Wellbeing Hub – Department of Education
- Anti Bullying – Department of Education
- Be You
Wellbeing Week is held every term and is an opportunity for students to take time to spend with their family.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Oatley implements programs to encourage positive social behaviours and problem-solving skills within our students.
These programs include:
- Playground Assist
- Kindness Kids
- Student Merit Awards
- Principal Awards.
We come to our school to learn in a safe and supportive environment guided by the Gospel values signified by our school motto of faith, knowledge and peace. Students by their words and actions, who model our school motto, are celebrated through Merit Awards and Principal Awards.