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.

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Stanmore engages in the School wide Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPBL) Framework. This teaches and promotes positive behaviours that are safe, respectful and responsible contributing to building a safe, supportive community.

St Michael's Catholic Primary School Stanmore Student Wellbeing

This is further supported by the Better Buddies Program which gives children the opportunity to mentor younger students and engage in activities designed to help create a friendly and caring school environment.  The buddy program is especially important for Kindergarten students as they transition into their first year of school.

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 Michael’s Catholic Primary School Stanmore: 

  • NSW School Liaison Police: Marrickville: (02) 9568 9299
  • School Counsellor: (02) 9569 7479

Support services: