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 Joan of Arc Catholic Primary School Haberfield promotes a secure, healthy and supportive environment for all members of our school community. Student wellbeing is a shared responsibility between home, school and the community.

We endeavour to provide a caring and nurturing environment for our students.

Programs and strategies are used to encourage and develop respectful relationships, positive social behaviours and critical and creative problem-solving skills.

The introduction of the Schoolwide Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPBL) Program in 2020 will add many new strategies to give added impetus to creating a safe and inclusive school environment.

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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: