Our students are treated with dignity and respect. Their happiness and safety are our top priorities.
A Place to Belong
As part of a system of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, our students are treated with dignity and respect. Their safety and wellbeing are our top priorities. The wellbeing and safety of all students is central to the purpose of Catholic education and we acknowledge that healthy relationships and exceptional pastoral care are core to each child’s positive experience at school.
Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta have a strong focus on pastoral care, and in addition the support of our school counsellor, additional resourcing is provided for wellbeing initiatives overseen by the Wellbeing Coordinator. The Wellbeing Coordinator is supported by staff on the Wellbeing and Behaviour Team, Leading Counsellors as well as K-12 System Counsellors in the implementation of these wellbeing initiatives.
St Pauls is committed to providing a learning environment where students can thrive, feel safe and supported, and are nurtured to grow, belong and be confident.
St Pauls equips students with the knowledge and skills to cultivate their wellbeing through Religious Education, health, and wellbeing classes. We believe this sense of wellbeing and connectedness promotes healthy personal development in students and contributes to their academic success.
We support the social and emotional welfare of students and their families through effective strategies, recommendations, policies and procedures, guidelines and tools. Our strong focus on pastoral care includes school counsellors and wellbeing initiatives to support students.
Our school celebrates the inclusion of all students, supporting the learning needs of every individual and providing learning opportunities to build their social skills.
Like our namesake St Paul, the College community aims to make all our students feel welcome and appreciated.
Our pastoral care program offers activities aimed at encouraging all to give their best as they strive for wisdom and excellence. These programs are based on the values espoused by St Paul and our College motto - 'Many Gifts - One Community'. Pastoral care initiatives include:
- Peer support program for Year 7
- Camps and retreats
- Social dances
- Reflection days
- Life Skills experiences
- School counsellor
- Homeroom teachers and Year Coordinators (consistent throughout secondary school)
Pastoral care programs at each year level are designed to help build resilience, independence and courage within each student.
We focus on developing collaborative and responsible involvement of students. We provide opportunities for students to develop their confidence and skills in becoming leaders among their peers and the College community.
Our Student Representative Council (SRC) is chaired by the Head Prefect and provides students with a forum to organise social justice, fundraising and faith activities. Each year our student leaders develop focus areas and action plans for the school.
Building Child Safe Communities
We are committed to providing children and young people with school environments where they are safe, informed and participate, and where the adult community works together with them towards making this happen.
We care about every student!
Contact St Pauls Catholic College today to find out how we can help your child.