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.

Our school has a comprehensive wellbeing program. Students move through a cycle of:

  • The Principal’s Assembly
  • House Assemblies
  • Tutor Group time
  • Year-based wellbeing sessions.

House System and Tutor Groups
Each student in the college belongs to one of six houses and a tutor group within the house. Tutor groups are vertically streamed and have students from Year 7 to 12. Tutor groups are a little family within the college and each student stays with her tutor group each year.

Tutors and House coordinators are the primary contacts for any wellbeing matter facing a student. House coordinators case manage more serious matters in conjunction with the Leader of Wellbeing and the college’s counsellors.

Marist Sisters College Woolwich Student Wellbeing
College Houses

Evidence-Based Wellbeing Programs. We offer the following age-appropriate programs:

Year 7

  • Year 7 transition program
  • AMICA – ‘Little friend’ program with Year 10
  • Relationships – managing friends and cliques
  • Study skills
  • Self-care skills and resilience

Year 9

  • Goal setting
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Mindfulness
  • Managing relationships
  • Body image
  • Gender roles

Year 8

  • Friendships and relational aggression
  • Cyber-safety and social media
  • Anti-bullying strategies
  • Study skills – stress management

Year 10

  • What it’s like being a teenager?
  • Self motivation
  • Anti-bullying strategies
  • Body image and cliques
  • Subject selection and post school pathways
  • Safe partying, sexting and the internet
  • Anxiety management
  • Resilience
  • Senior study skills

Anti-bullying policy

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.

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 our school: 

  • Your house coordinator
  • School Counsellor: Click here 

Support services: