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 Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Mosman, our approach to pastoral care is guided by the principles of positive education. All staff at Sacred Heart are committed towards the building of a school community where the wellbeing of all students and staff is given the same priority as academic achievement.
We believe that an emphasis on positive education can play a preventative role in reducing depression, anxiety and stress within the school environment. A positive education framework provides opportunities for students and staff to increase both their wellbeing and performance through specific learning experiences and the development of a shared language and understanding. We have a focus on raising an awareness on the development of character strengths at Sacred Heart.