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.
At Southern Cross Catholic College Burwood (SCCC), the pastoral care of the students is integral to all aspects of college life. The pastoral care and wellbeing of students is managed and overseen by a team consisting of members from our leadership, learning support, external welfare specialists and our school counsellor.
This team acts as the primary means of reflection on, direction, leadership and support for student wellbeing, engagement, assistance and transition at Southern Cross. In addition, the single most important relationship between a student and a significant adult is embodied in the Student Success Project (SSP). This consists of a multi-level grouping of students with a Student Success Leader (SSL) for each student’s entire time at the college. The SSP will provide each student with a caring adult to monitor his/her progress, wellbeing and development.
Each student will have a range of support resources available to help them succeed throughout their time at the college. Diverse learning facilitators, trade training and career pathways specialists and enterprises will inject themselves into learning programs to enhance the learning experience for students.
The links below are all of the relevant policies related to college pastoral care and discipline matters at Southern Cross:
- Child protection information for parents
- Pathways for resolving concerns and complaints
- Working Together: A resource for parents addressing bullying
- SCCVC Anti Bullying Policy
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.
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: Burwood Station (02) 9745 8499
- School Counsellor: Helen Ward (02) 8372 4400 or email@example.com