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.
St Madeleine's is committed to providing a learning environment where students can thrive, feel safe and supported, and are nurtured to grow, belong and be confident.
St Madeleine's 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 and pastoral care initiatives
Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L)
A whole school framework to promote a positive learning environment with the help of our wellbeing mascot, Korra.
School merit system
Each fortnight students are recognised at an assembly with the St Madeleine's Achievement Award and at the end of each term, the Principal's Award is given out.
Our senior students enjoy the responsibility of assisting the younger students as they settle in to school life.
Transition to high school program
This includes use of student diaries, cross-grade lessons and Step-Up Day with Marian College.
Early intervention for literacy and numeracy
Targeted programs for students who require additional assistance meeting literacy and numeracy goals.
Student leadership opportunities
Students have the chance to become school captains, house captains and prefects, learning about respect and responsibility.
Pastoral care programs at each year level are 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 St Madeleine's today to find out how we can help your child.