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.


To assist the students transitioning into Kindergarten a buddy system where Year 5 students are partnered with a Kindergarten student is developed. The process begins when the students are in Year 4 and they introduce themselves to their buddy through an introductory letter. The buddies then meet in person at orientation and this assists the new Kindergarten students to settle into their new school environment.

This is an excellent opportunity for the students to exercise some leadership qualities and also put into action the Nagle values they have been focusing on each year.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Como-Oyster Bay - School Life - Student Wellbeing

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: