Our students are treated with dignity and respect. Their happiness and safety are our top priorities.
A place to belong
As part of a system of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, our students are treated with dignity and respect. Their safety and wellbeing are our top priorities. The wellbeing and safety of all students is central to the purpose of Catholic education and we acknowledge that healthy relationships and exceptional pastoral care are core to each child’s positive experience at school.
Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta have a strong focus on pastoral care, and in addition the support of our school counsellor, additional resourcing is provided for wellbeing initiatives overseen by the Wellbeing Coordinator. The Wellbeing Coordinator is supported by staff on the Wellbeing and Behaviour Team, Leading Counsellors as well as K-12 System Counsellors in the implementation of these wellbeing initiatives.
St Joseph's is committed to providing a learning environment where students can thrive, feel safe and supported, and are nurtured to grow, belong and be confident.
St Joseph's equips students with the knowledge and skills to cultivate their wellbeing through Religious Education, health, and wellbeing classes. We believe this sense of wellbeing and connectedness promotes healthy personal development in students and contributes to their academic success.
We support the social and emotional welfare of students and their families through effective strategies, recommendations, policies and procedures, guidelines and tools. Our strong focus on pastoral care includes school counsellors and wellbeing initiatives to support students.
Our school celebrates the inclusion of all students, supporting the learning needs of every individual and providing learning opportunities to build their social skills.
Our pastoral care and wellbeing initiatives
Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L)
A school-wide framework that focuses on rewarding and encouraging positive behaviours across our school community.
Infants Buddy system
Kindy and Year 1 students are connected with Year 5 and 6 students providing the younger students with a safety network, role models and companions at school.
Diverse Needs program
Supports children who have been identified through formal testing, as having a specific learning delay or difficulty.
Available four days a week with a Professional Counsellor for those students and families that need support.
Kindergarten & High School Transition Programs
We provide a 'Starting School Program' for students beginning Kindy in Term 4 of the year before they start school.
We also provide transition preparation for our Year 6 students to ensure the journey on to high school is a smooth one.
We promote the value and dignity of each individual through a positive approach to self-discipline and self-esteem building.
Building child safe communities
We are committed to providing children and young people with school environments where they are safe, informed and participate, and where the adult community works together with them towards making this happen.
We care about every student!
Contact St Joseph's today to find out how we can help your child.