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 St Therese Catholic Primary School Padstow, we help our students to flourish and provide  initiatives. Our behaviour policy is underpinned by restorative justice which makes every choice a learning opportunity.

We practice School Wide Positive Behaviours for Learning. Our three expectations are to:

Be RespectfulBe SafeBe a Learner

These three areas of student life drive all of our student wellbeing initiatives. 

Our school counsellor, diverse learning team and Sydney Catholic Schools assist children who may need additional support with their wellbeing.


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.

Support services: