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.

Sydney Catholic Schools reject 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.

The key to good teaching and learning is the learning environment, and the quality of this environment is significantly determined by the human relationships within the school. Pastoral care cannot be thought of in separate terms from the teaching and learning within the school; it is a key determinant of successful learning.

St Fiacre's Catholic Primary School Leichhardt Student Wellbeing

At St Fiacre’s Catholic Primary School Leichhardt we believe that we are all unique, created in the image of God and are called to love one another as God loves us. We recognise each person’s right to be safe and to learn. We respect each other and celebrate our diversity. In keeping with the Mission and Vision Statement of St Fiacre’s, we promote the Gospel values of love, compassion, stewardship, faith and service to strengthen the commitment of our faith community, in order to develop and sustain quality human relationships. Within the context of Catholic Schools, the practice of effective Pastoral Care is the responsibility of every staff member. 

St Fiacre’s is an SPBL school (School Wide Positive Behaviours for Learning). SPBL emphasises the explicit teaching of appropriate behaviours and provides systems of support to bring about these positive behaviours. SPBL focuses on proactive strategies for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviours to create a positive school environment. 

St Fiacre’s have four agreements regarding behaviour.  We explicitly teach the children what these agreements look and feel like in the many different contexts in which they find themselves both in and out of the classroom.  They learn about the consequences for choices in their behaviour and how they can restore right relationships which is an important part of the process.  Awards are presented each week to recognise positive behaviours.

Our agreements are that we are:

  • respectful 
  • responsible
  • safe and
  • welcoming.

Anti-bullying policy

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.

Contact information for St Fiacre’s Catholic Primay School Leichhardt: 

  • NSW School Liaison Police: (02) 9552 8099

Support services: