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 for Learning at St Paul The Apostle Primary Winston Hills
Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L)
A whole school framework focused on promoting and rewarding positive behaviours across our whole school community. This includes a positive playground incentive scheme where all students have the chance to earn rewards for demonstrating positive behaviour.
Student Award at St Paul The Apostle Primary Winston Hills
Student Awards
Students regularly receive awards recognising their social, academic or personal growth, including the Holy Faith Awards and Margaret Aylward Award (for Christian leadership), St Paul’s Award (based on the values of the school), Student of the Week and graduation awards.
Learning Needs Programs at St Paul The Apostle Primary Winston Hills
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.

REST@ St Paul The Apostle Primary Winston Hills
REST@St Paul's
A lunchtime program - Respect Everyone Solving Problems Together - designed to help students respect and relate well to their peers. This takes place in a designated classroom.
Student leadership program at St Paul The Apostle Primary Winston Hills
Student Leadership

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.

Peer mentoring at St Paul The Apostle Primary Winston Hills
Peer Mentoring

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.

How CSPD schools protect child safety

Building Child Safe Communities

Building Child Safe Communities at St Paul The Apostle Primary Winston Hills

We care about every student!

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Our Vision

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