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 Paul the Apostle Primary 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 Paul the Apostle 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.
Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L)
Learning Needs Program
Delivered by our Learning Support Team in intensive small groups and one-on-one situations. Students are assessed to identify their existing skill level and appropriate target performance levels. Where weaknesses are diagnosed they are worked on.
Our Year 6 students take part in a leadership program that equips them with valuable life skills and teaches them responsibility. Our student leaders are role models for the rest of the school.
Each Kindergarten child is given a buddy from Year 6. Kindergarten students will be ‘buddied up’ when going to Mass and during special occasions at the school. At times, the Year 6 students will visit their buddy class for learning opportunities.
Pastoral care programs at each year level are designed to help build resilience, independence and courage within each student.
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.
Building Child Safe Communities
We care about every student!
Contact St Paul the Apostle today to find out how we can help your child.