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.

School-wide Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPBL)
Our pastoral care policy is underpinned by restorative justice which makes every choice a learning opportunity. Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Catholic Primary School Waterloo promotes a learning environment where students feel safe and supported. There is a school-wide framework for positive behaviour for learning.

Our expectations are:

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be YOUR Best
Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Primary School Waterloo

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.

Anti-bullying policy

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: