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.

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.

At Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School North Ryde we place great importance on student wellbeing. The values of respect, compassion, collaboration, inclusiveness, honesty and courage are explored through our daily interactions and we promote confidence, resilience and positivity in our students.

We offer a skilled school counsellor to provide individual counselling, group social skill initiatives, and parent information sessions. We use the Schoolwide Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPBL) approach to ensure that our students are safe respectful learners.

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: