Friendology introduces students to the skills, language and strategies needed to build strong lasting friendships. Friendology gives students the ‘friendship framework’ with comprehensive, progressive lessons that serve as the starting point for embedding our school-wide friendship strategies. Friendology supports our Schoolwide Positive Behaviour for Learning framework.
The care that our students demonstrate towards each other enhances the learning environment at St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School. Children in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 have a senior buddy to care for and support them. A significant part of Year 6 leadership is the care for their younger buddy.
Student Health and Wellbeing
Our students are encouraged to play actively and creatively. Students are given the opportunity to represent the school at sporting events such as swimming, cross country, athletics, soccer, AFL, rugby union, tennis, cricket, netball, and basketball. The school has a healthy canteen that is open for lunch and recess on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout each term.
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.