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 Therese’s Catholic Primary School Lakemba, we believe that wellbeing is vital for learning and life. We use the Be You framework, which provides students and their families with comprehensive resources that help address wellbeing by:

  • creating positive and safe school communities
  • teaching children skills for good social and emotional development
  • working together with families
  • sourcing external support for families.

We utilise Positive Behaviours for Learning (PBL) in order to promote Safe, Responsible, and Respectful Learning in the classroom and playground. Focussed on our four tenants of Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be A Learner, our school celebrates the achievement of children who work hard to excel in these areas.

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: