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.
Chisholm Catholic 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.
Chisholm 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
SPECIALIST LEARNING SUPPORT
Specialist intervention teachers and instructional leaders work with staff to meet the needs of students with specific learning needs.
Our professional counsellor is available two days a week to support students and their families with personal, social and/or emotional needs.
Our orientation program helps welcome new families to our school and prepare students for 'big school'. An additional transition program is also provided for children who need extra assistance in settling in.
Our Year 5 students help Kindergarten children with their transition to school, and support them throughout their first year. These same buddies help the children as they move to Year 1, providing security and comfort.
Our K-6 Social Skills program is 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.
WE CARE ABOUT EVERY STUDENT.
Contact Chisholm Catholic Primary today to find out how we can help your child.