We commit to providing safe and supportive environments which nurture the wellbeing of all students and staff in our community, and hold firmly to the belief that they have a right to be safe, respected and valued in an inclusive environment. We know that when students are happy, they are more engaged with their learning.

Schools benefit from wellbeing initiatives and pastoral care support through Sydney Catholic Schools – in areas such as anti-bullying, positive behaviour, student counselling, refugee support and child protection – which range from universal support for all students, to targeted interventions for students with complex social and emotional needs.

Wellbeing has always been a strong focus at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Mortlake. We know that happy and confident children engage with learning. We have a wellbeing team as well as a School Wide Positive Behaviours for Learning team. These teams support us in creating programs that suit the needs of our community. We use Be You resources and are part of the UR Strong community, which supports building positive friendships. We continually celebrate and promote wellbeing across the whole school year.

Sydney Catholic Schools reject all forms of bullying behaviours, including online (or cyber) bullying, by maintaining a commitment to providing safe, inclusive and respectful learning communities that promote student wellbeing for learning. Staff at Sydney Catholic Schools are committed to employing wellbeing strategies that allow for a healthy school environment where bullying is less likely to occur.

St Patricks Catholic Primary School Mortlake

Anti-bullying policy

If your child is experiencing bullying of any kind, or you have a wellbeing concern, we have a number of support services available for parents/carers and students, as listed below.

Contact information for St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Mortlake:

  • NSW School Liaison Police: Senior Constable James Bottalico on (02) 9797 4052
  • School Counsellor: Allison Garing on (02) 9736 1797

Support services: