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.
Our Lady of Lourdes is committed to providing a learning environment where students can thrive, feel safe and supported, and are nurtured to grow, belong and be confident.
Our Lady of Lourdes 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 wellbeing initiatives
Learning support teachers
Providing in class support and helping teachers modify the learning to suit individual students.
Specialist intervention teachers
Exploring Mathematical Understanding (EMU) and Reading Recovery programs for students needing additional help.
Starting school program
A transition program for kindy students and their families to help the move to big school go smoothly.
Student leadership opportunities
Designed to build leadership skills in students and give them a voice in our community.
Kindergarten buddy system
Each kindy student is assigned a Year 6 buddy to help them settle into school.
Merit award system
Students receive weekly awards that recognise and promote positive behaviours and attitudes.
We promote the three 'R's' — Respect, Responsibility and Readiness to Learn.
We encourage our students to make positive choices about their behaviour, both on the playground and in the classroom, creating a safe, happy and healthy environment.
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.