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 De La Salle College Ashfield, we value the wellbeing of all members of the college community. With the support and leadership of our wellbeing team made up of the Director of Learning and Wellbeing, leaders of wellbeing, homeroom teachers and the college counsellor, we are committed to:
- using principles of positive psychology to support the effectiveness of wellbeing initiatives in the college
- maintaining and strengthening a safe, secure and welcoming college environment
- ensuring effective communication with all sections of the college community
- giving priority to developing awareness, knowledge and commitment to social justice and fairness in interpersonal relationships
- developing students’ leadership potential
- developing a sense of respect and responsibility in all our students.
The SPIRE framework guides all that we do at the college. It allows for the cultivation and development of the whole person, ensuring a positive sense of wellbeing is paramount.
This framework encompasses the whole person’s spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational and emotional being.
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.
Contact information for our school:
- NSW Police Liaison Officer (Ashfield Police Station): Jim Bottalico (02) 9797 4052
- School Counsellor: (02) 9797 3200
- Community Services Helpline: 133 627
- Parent Line NSW: 1300 1300 52