“Never see a need without trying to do something about it"
- Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop
This statement to the Sisters of Saint Joseph by Mary MacKillop is still relevant today at Our Lady's School. Staffed for many years by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, we continue to be inspired by these words in nurturing a school community where the wellbeing of all is paramount.
The school wellbeing strategies incorporate four main areas:
- Pastoral care
- Assertive discipline
- Restorative practices
At Our Lady's School we have in place policies and procedures that ensure the wellbeing of the community is maintained and developed.
- Children are introduced to skills to build their resilience to challenges and situations that they may encounter.
- The school works with outside agencies, where appropriate, to provide counselling and advice to families.
- Our Lady's School works hard to build a safe and secure setting for the children's education.
- Any matters relating to discipline and bullying are dealt with in a spirit of respect, reconciliation and growth.
- Student leadership is encouraged and developed through the school Student Council, leadership committees in Year Six and class meetings.
- The presence of the school values in the children, is celebrated and encouraged.
Student Wellbeing Policy