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 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary Seven Hills
Learning support teachers

Providing in class support and helping teachers modify the learning to suit individual students.

Specialist intervention Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary Seven Hills
Specialist intervention teachers

Exploring Mathematical Understanding (EMU) and Reading Recovery programs for students needing additional help.

Starting School Program Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary Seven Hills
Starting school program

A transition program for kindy students and their families to help the move to big school go smoothly.

Student Leaders Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary Seven Hills
Student leadership opportunities

Designed to build leadership skills in students and give them a voice in our community.

Buddy Program Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary Seven Hills
Kindergarten buddy system

Each kindy student is assigned a Year 6 buddy to help them settle into school.

Merit Awards Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary Seven Hills
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.

How CSPD schools protect child safety

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