At St John Bosco Catholic Primary School Engadine student wellbeing ties in closely with our pastoral care approach and the charism of the Salesians of Don Bosco. It is through Don Bosco that the Holy Spirit instils gifts in the people who are called to share his mission. The expressions of these gifts are love, joy, optimism, creativity, flexibility, duty, family spirit and religion. Student wellbeing involves recognising, nurturing and enriching each individual as a whole and unique person within the context of a diverse and Catholic environment.
To develop friendship networks and social skills, the Buddy Program connects students across all grades.
Random Acts of Kindness Program
A evidence-based social and emotional learning program designed to help create a culture of kindness through 6 key concepts – respect, caring, inclusiveness, integrity, responsibility and courage.
As part of Sydney Catholic Schools commitment to support student wellbeing, St John Bosco has the support of two counsellors who between them work twelve days a fortnight. These counsellors work closely with students, staff and parents to enhance the overall wellbeing of our students. They provide professional learning for staff and liaise directly and closely with parents to ensure student’s needs are being met and addressed.