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.
Trinity Catholic Primary is committed to providing a learning environment where students can thrive, feel safe and supported, and are nurtured to grow, belong and be confident.
Trinity 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.
Our school celebrates the inclusion of all students, supporting the learning needs of every individual and providing learning opportunities to build their social skills.
Trinity also hosts an Aspect satellite class for children with Autism.
Meet Yale - Trinity's Wellbeing Dog
Our students benefit from regular interactions with our school wellbeing dog, Yale. The friendly, well-trained labrador provides students with companionship and emotional support, as well as helping them interact and build connections.
Trinity is one of a growing number of schools who have discovered that wellbeing dogs work as teaching and learning facilitators to help improve student engagement and wellbeing. Yale is helping our students to build empathy, awareness and emotional literacy.
The pastoral care of our school community is part of our everyday life at Trinity. We celebrate with each other and we laugh and cry with each other as the need arises. The work of our Mamre parent group includes the welfare of our school and parish community.
The role of the Religious Education Coordinator also encompasses this important and integral area in the life of our school, including those who are visitors, casual teachers, staff, parents and children.
Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L)
This whole school program actively promotes positive behaviour and enables students to develop a clear understanding of required expectations, become responsible for their own behaviour and work together to create a positive, productive and harmonious learning community. The program includes a reward system and has been well-received by our community.
Behaviour Development Policy
The principles of natural justice and procedural fairness underpin all the protocols and practices at Trinity Catholic Primary as outlined in our Behaviour Development Policy. Included in this policy is an outline of how bullying is addressed through proactive and reactive strategies. In cases where bullying is identified, we seek to work in partnership with parents to educate our students on more appropriate behaviour.
At Trinity, we have a Learning Support Team who work collaboratively to meet the learning needs of all students in our care.
The team meets regularly to monitor progress and to consider teacher recommendations about inclusion of children on the program for support or for further referral.
When individual students are identified with specific learning needs, their parents are notified and they continue to be part of an ongoing plan of support.
In line with our mission statement, it is our responsibility as an educational community to focus our teaching on meeting the needs of every learner.
Therefore, the model of special education support at Trinity is an integration (within class) model, wherever possible.
The responsibility for every child in the learning group remains primarily with the learning group teacher. The Learning Support Teachers offer specialist support, as far as possible, within the learning groups.
For certain support programs and assessment tasks, some students will need to be temporarily withdrawn from their learning group.
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.
We care about every student
Contact Trinity Catholic Primary today to find out how we can help your child.