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.

At St Francis of Assisi Regional Catholic Primary School Paddington students regularly engage in programs that focus on social and emotional learning, building friendship and resilience, developing mindfulness and promoting a growth mindset. Our Stage Three students lead a whole school Peer Support Program where children from Kindergarten to Year 6 develop skills in building healthy relationships. Our Buddy Program provides our eldest and youngest students in the school with an opportunity to develop social networks. The school’s Friendology Program promotes a growth mindset, encourages children to manage conflict with kindness and develops resilience within our students. 

Our School Contact Information

  • NSW School Police Liaison: Constable Sophie Royal. Phone: (02) 9265 4306
  • School Counsellor: Phone: (02) 9331 5507

Anti-bullying policy

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.

Support services: