Students at Bethany College have access to a trained psychologist and a school counsellor.
Big Sister, Little Sister Program
Starting secondary school can be an exciting yet daunting experience. Year 7 can seem far away from a new student’s previous school. New buildings, subjects, class groups, travel arrangements, teachers and timetables. Young students face many challenges in the transition from primary to high school.
At Bethany, our college community has successfully addressed the needs of our new community members through our “Big Sister, Little Sister Program”. At the commencement of each year, Year 10 students, as the newest members of our senior school, take on the role of “Big Sister” to our new Year 7 students. This is a personal way of introducing Year 7 to the school community with someone who can act as a mentor for them in their first year at Bethany.
Year 7 are formally introduced to their Big Sisters during the first week of transition. The Big Sisters are provided with the opportunity to continue to interact, mentor and support their Year 7 sisters throughout the year. The benefit to each girl is reciprocal, with a support network in place for Year 7 students and an opportunity for Year 10 students to demonstrate their leadership skills.
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.
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