The Religious Dimension permeates all elements of pastoral care in our school. The focus of pastoral care ensures acceptance, tolerance, peace, hope, respect, dignity, and celebration for all students. We are committed to fostering Gospel values to bring about a world of justice and love. We acknowledge that each of us is created in the image of God and, therefore, each person’s racial and cultural differences are respected and celebrated as gifts from God. All harassment and bullying is unacceptable as it undermines the intrinsic dignity of the individual.
Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated at our school
The avenue of response to any such behaviour by students will be the same as outlined in the Whole School Behaviour Policy. Any such apparent behaviour demonstrated by any adult – staff member or parent/carer - will be addressed promptly and directly by the Principal or Assistant Principal.
Our Lady of the Angels has a sound discipline policy. With clear parameters, consistency in approach, constant positive reinforcement, encouragement of self-discipline, and appropriate teaching/learning programs and tasks that are age-level appropriate, strength of practice will be maintained.
From time to time incidents occur involving one or more children. The school deals with these matters. If necessary, parents are contacted. At OLA, we are very proactive in this area and aim to always address all matters and follow up appropriately. If any parent has a complaint or a concern about any issues impacting on their child, they need to see either the class teacher or the Assistant Principal/Principal. At no time should an adult approach or reprimand a student at this school (excluding their own child), for any reason or under any circumstances. It is an expectation that any disciplinary action taken by teaching staff will be supported by the relevant parents.
For further details please refer to the following policies available from the school office:
- Pastoral Care Policy
- Behaviour Management Policy
- Bullying Policy
Corporal punishment is prohibited at all schools in NSW
Corporal punishment has been prohibited in Diocesan schools since 1988, by direction of the Executive Director of Schools. Corporal punishment has been illegal in NSW schools since the passage, in 1995, of the Education Reform Amendment (School Discipline) Act.
In addition to this, the school and staff of Our Lady of the Angels does not sanction the administering of corporal punishment by non-school persons, including parents, to enforce the discipline at the school.