Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing2020-06-12T07:13:57+00:00

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.

At Villa Maria Catholic Primary School Hunters Hill, all Year 6 students are paired with a kindergarten student under the school’s buddy system. This fosters strong, supportive relationships between the oldest and youngest children in the school. ‘Buddies’ meet once a week to do school work together and also look out for each other in the playground, as well as occasionally attending Mass and going on excursions together.

Anti-bullying policy

Sydney Catholic Schools reject 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.

Villa Maria Catholic Primary School Hunters Hill Student Wellbeing

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:

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