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.
The college promotes the wellbeing of each girl through an extensive pastoral care program, and opportunities abound for students to develop their leadership potential. The college welcomes and encourages an active partnership with parents in order to best support students’ learning and wellbeing.
To foster a culture of genuine interest and care for all, teachers and students are called to practice the six Ursuline values of accept, respect, unite, act, empower and serve.
At St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove, there is a strong focus on empowering our students to value themselves and take the steps needed to enjoy good mental health.
Our pastoral care approach:
- Respects the dignity of each person
- Is affirming and celebratory
- Is built on Gospel values and the restorative practices of reconciliation, compassion and love.
St Ursula’s offers a confidential counselling service to students. Areas that may be addressed in counselling include anxiety and fears, family changes, grief and loss, stress, depression, relationships with friends and adults and eating disorders.
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.
- Kids Helpline
- Student Wellbeing Hub – Department of Education
- Anti Bullying – Department of Education
- Be You
- Parent Line NSW
- Family and Community Services Helpline: 133 627
- NSW Health: (02) 9391 9000