At Liwara Catholic Primary School we recognise and appreciate the importance of providing an education for our students that not only develops and fosters their academic learning, but also their social and emotional learning and growth. Our students are young people who represent a wide variety of talents, backgrounds and experiences and therefore we are committed to valuing their differences and celebrating each young person’s individual strengths and needs. Our students are responsible, friendly and caring, both inside the school and as citizens of the wider community, the city, our nation and the world.
Pastoral care at Liwara exists within the quality of our daily relationships. The ways in which people interact with each other in the daily life of the school significantly affects each person’s sense of wellbeing, identity and self worth. Everyone in the school community has a responsibility to foster quality interpersonal relationships amongst teachers, students, parents, support staff, priests and parish community. Liwara Catholic Primary School strives to provide to all, the experience of high quality interpersonal relationships of care and support. Therefore, each member is both a provider and recipient of pastoral care.
As a school community, Liwara responds with increasing sensitivity to the social and cultural diversity of our members. It is in and through pastoral care that much can be done to promote, respect and to support such things as diverse family structures, different ways of expressing our shared Catholic faith and an awareness of cross-cultural issues. School policies and practices are respectful of the dignity, rights and fundamental freedoms of each student and provide learning opportunities that are responsive to their unique needs for growth and fulfilment.
Mental health and the wellbeing of our students is a priority at Liwara and as part of our commitment to the students we are a KidsMatter School and implement mental health and wellbeing programs from Kindergarten through to Year Six: PATHS - Aussie Optimism - Rock & Water – Respect Matters – URSTRONG Friendology – Fun Friends - Seasons For Growth – EdConnect - Buddy Classes Initiative - Levels of Behaviour Framework - Sensory Garden – Sensory Room - Safe4Kids which specialises in Child Protection Education.