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.
Bede Polding is committed to providing a learning environment where students can thrive, feel safe and supported, and are nurtured to grow, belong and be confident.
Bede Polding 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.
The Bede community is supportive and inclusive.
We know that students are more likely to seek and reach their potential when their learning and wellbeing are both nurtured. We've worked hard to implement an explicit wellbeing program focussed on developing gratitude, empathy and mindfulness which is delivered through our mentoring program.
We have a very clear focus on both learning and wellbeing.
Our staff are committed to seeing our students flourish in all areas. Not just academically, but also given opportunities to shine in sport, cultural and creative areas, community work and also in their own spiritual journey.
Learning that is personalised
Our ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ team work with students (alongside their parents/carers) who require adjustments, to develop and implement their Personalised Plan. This includes any student with a learning disability, a hearing or vision impairment, physical disability, mental health concern, or social/ emotional need (such as ASD).
The Inclusion Leader then communicates the required adjustments with the teachers of each student, and works with them to ensure that they can access the curriculum and all aspects of school life, such as camps and excursions, on the same basis as their peers.
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.
All our students are made to feel they matter and belong
Contact Bede Polding today to find out how we can help your child.