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.
Pastoral care is central to the vision and mission of Patrician Brothers’ Catholic College Fairfield. Our Wellbeing Framework centres on developing men of integrity and confidence. The day to day responsibilities of a Patrician student are captured in the Patrician Way:
- We display stewardship and respect for self, others and property
- Every teacher has the right to teach and every student has the right to learn
- We are committed to achieving our personal best
- Right place, right time, right equipment, right attitude
Student voice and a sense of belong is also promoted through our House Groups. The College has seven houses,:
- Dixon House
- Freeman House
- Gilroy House
- MacKillop House
- Polding House
- Therry House
- Tullow House
School Contact Information
- NSW School Liaison Police Officer: Snr Constable Glenn Clark
- School Counsellors: Ms Christabel Mascarenhas and Ms Alana Ostojic (02) 9728 4488
Sydney Catholic Schools rejects 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.
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.
- Kids Helpline
- Student Wellbeing Hub – Department of Education
- Anti Bullying – Department of Education
- Be You
- Parent Line NSW
- Family and Community Services Helpline: 133 627
- NSW Health: (02) 9391 9000