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.
St Columba’s Catholic Primary School Leichhardt North is committed to providing a safe, supportive and nurturing environment that enhances the wellbeing of all students and staff. We are an inclusive community that welcomes and values diversity.
At St Columba’s we promote the value of positive friendships amongst students, and this is supported through the school wide implementation of the ‘Language of Friendship’ program that gives children the skills to develop positive friendships. Our whole school’s positive expectation for learning enables all students to grow individually within our community.
Within our nurturing Catholic community, we aim to develop the whole person spiritually, emotionally and socially so that we are an authentic and thriving Catholic community centred on the message of Christ.
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.