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.
Casimir Catholic College Marrickville is committed to providing for the wellbeing of all students. The provision of our Pastoral Care program, partnered with effective support structures, caring teachers and links to the wider community, ensure that wellbeing is at the centre of each day.
Home Room Teachers
Home room teachers meet with a small group of students at the beginning of each day and take responsibility for the management and everyday needs of the students in their care. Students are encouraged to feel a special sense of belonging to their home room group and to seek assistance from their teacher whenever the need arises. Parents should not hesitate to contact their son or daughter’s home room teacher should they have any questions or concerns.
Leaders of Wellbeing
A Leader of Wellbeing is appointed to each year group who has overall responsibility for the students belonging to that group. He or she works closely with the home room teachers and exists to provide another level of support to students, parents and staff.
The college has a counsellor to provide guidance and support to students. Students are able to make a personal appointment or can receive a referral on the advice of their Leader of Wellbeing.
Pastoral care is a daily lived reality at the college. The college offers a number of whole school wellbeing initiatives including: breakfast club, a Wellbeing Week, Are you OK? week, a Year 7 transition program including a three day camp and a Year 9 Sport and Recreation Camp.
Pastoral Care at Casimir is built around the following dimensions:
- a commitment to providing for the total wellbeing of all students
- provision of a comprehensive and inclusive curriculum that is inextricably linked to the highest ideals of pastoral care
- provision of a pastoral care program that helps students value themselves and to develop personal well being and resilience
- provision of effective support structures.
The pastoral care of our students is overseen by all staff who, as pastoral care teachers, work in partnership with Leaders of Wellbeing, the Director of Student Wellbeing, the counsellor and parents to ensure the wellbeing of each student.
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.
School Contact Information
- NSW School Police Liaison : (02) 9550 8199
- School Counsellor: (02) 9558 2888
- Kids Helpline
- Student Wellbeing Hub
- Anti Bullying
- Be You
- Parent Line NSW
- Family and Community Services Helpline: 133 627
- NSW Health: (02) 9391 9000