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.
CathWest is committed to providing a learning environment where students can thrive, feel safe and supported, and are nurtured to grow, belong and be confident.
CathWest 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 dedicated staff spend a great deal of time getting to know our students from orientation to graduation.
All students are provided with a teacher-mentor to work alongside all stakeholders in the student’s learning journey; working closely with the student, educators, parents and guardians, employer and industry partners to ensure the college and workplace learning needs of the student are catered for.
At CathWest we pride ourselves on offering holistic care for every individual student.
Being a workplace of learning, students are supported in their endeavour to achieve their best and to actively contribute to the communities in which they live, learn and work. The college promotes a shared culture of ownership and responsibility through their Agreed Practices.
Tailored support for students
A multifaceted approach to learning and wellbeing ensures that students, mentors, teachers and families develop an individual learning pathway reflective of each student’s individual needs and desires. This is provided to students through their counselling service, diversity team and connections to external agencies.
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 CathWest today to find out how we support student wellbeing.