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 Anthony’s Catholic Primary School Marsfield, the teaching of Christian values is fundamental. The positive attitudes and behaviours of all students are emphasised and reinforced by weekly ‘Shine’ and ‘Christian Living’ Awards. 

The SPBL (School-wide Positive Behaviours for Learning) framework supports and equips students to be safe, responsible and respectful in their choices.

Year 6 students are partnered with a Kindergarten student under the school’s buddy system. This fosters strong, supportive relationships between the oldest and youngest children in the school.  ‘Buddies’ meet regularly to work together and support each other in the playground and classroom.

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: