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.

Through our vertical homeroom and house system, the students experience an integrated peer support program where they feel connected to a house group and supported by their peers, homeroom teacher and house coordinator.

Our wellbeing program, through events and guest speakers, provides education and support for students in the areas of mental health and wellbeing, drugs and alcohol, relationships, personal strengths and resilience.

At Our Lady of Mercy Catholic College Burraneer, the practice of restorative justice underpins our student management processes, creating an ethos of respect, inclusion, accountability and responsibility.

It seeks to build positive relationships in the school community, while at the same time encouraging individual self-efficacy, resilience and personal accountability for behaviour.

In accordance with Mercy values and the college’s behavioural management policy, all students have an obligation to honour and uphold the rights of other students at all times and treat them and their property with care and respect. Bullying of any nature is not tolerated at the college.

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.

School Contact Information
NSW School Police Liaison 9542 0708
School Counsellor (via the College office 9544 1966)

Support services: