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 Andrew’s Catholic Primary School Malabar is an School Positive Behaviour for Learning (SPBL) school and positive behaviour is encouraged and celebrated. Bullying is addressed and managed through a variety of programs in the school as well as external performances which highlight the impact of bullying.

We focus on student wellbeing within our caring Catholic environment to meet the personal, social and spiritual needs of students, staff and their families. Our programs include Playground Buddies, Peer Support, Seasons for Growth, Class Circles and we offer individual counselling for those students who may need it.

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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: