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 St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School Coogee, we endeavour to promote a healthy, safe and supportive learning environment for all students. We have implemented the Schoolwide Positive Behaviours for Learning (SPBL) initiative, which has enabled consistency of expectations throughout the school.  

Our school expectations:

At St Brigid’s, we are:

  • Safe
  • Respectful
  • Resilient
  • Learners
st Brigid's Catholic Primary School Coogee Student Wellbeing

Positive interactions are encouraged through programs such as our Year 6 student leadership program, peer support and Kindergarten/Year 6 buddies.  A variety of reward systems are used successfully in the school including good citizenship awards, principal awards and class awards linked to our school wide pedagogy: Connect, Collaborate, Challenge.

Our school counsellor, who is provided by CatholicCare, delivers a valuable support service for students and families.  She provides group services, facilitates whole-school wellbeing programs and aids social-skill development.  Referrals are processed through the school principal.

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.

Anti-bullying policy

Support services: