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.

Central to empowering our students is our concern and care for their overall wellbeing. We recognise the unique academic, emotional, spiritual and social needs of every child. As a learning community, we are committed to making Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Carnes Hill a place of love, reconciliation and compassion and where hope is not only dreamed about but is real and practised. We have over 20 programs and interventions that actively support the wellbeing of students, such as the URSTRONG Wellbeing and Seasons for Growth programs. A trained CatholicCare counsellor works with referred students three days per week. The Spirit Awards system promotes student wellbeing.

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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: