St Patrick's Pyramid Hill

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To Love, Learn and Respect

NSCSWP (Pastoral Wellbeing Worker)


Our school receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Education under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP). The aim of this funding is to assist our school to provide pastoral wellbeing services to support Learners, staff and the school community.

1. The NSCSWP Worker has three main roles:

A Pastoral Role

The NSCSWP Worker will:

  • participate in a wide range of school community activities, and support staff, to contribute to creating a caring and inclusive learning environment within the school.
  • with written, informed parental consent provide ongoing personal assistance with individual Learners, subject to duty of care, consent, confidentiality and disclosure requirements and the code of conduct.
  • be available to provide ongoing support to individuals and/or families.
  • provide additional opportunities for families to feel supported.
  • provide factual and impartial information about, network with, and be a link to, the support and services provided through community groups, local council and government agencies.
  • consult and liaise with staff about Learner safety, wellbeing or learning while maintaining appropriate confidentiality, and referring students as required.
  • Be a mandated notifier, and thus be required to report any suspected abuse or neglect as required by state legislation.
  • provide a reference point for addressing social issues
  • provide access to resources from the broader community which are relevant to school programs.
  • be available to give input into health and social education courses
  • be available to give assistance with camps and excursions, and, where appropriate, voluntary clubs or groups in the school.

A Referral Role

The NSCSWP Worker will:

A Resource Role

The NSCSWP Worker will:

2. This service offered by the NSCSWP Worker is accessed by school community members on a voluntary basis.

3. The NSCSWP Worker is managed by the school principal and complements, enhances and collaborates with all Pastoral Wellbeing services in the school.

4. Learners are able to access the NSCSWP through Pastoral Wellbeing Services.

5. A Grievance Procedure for any formal complaint is available from the School Principal. 


The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education


This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education under the National School Chaplain Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP)


General School Information

School begins for all Learners on Wednesday 30th January 2019.

The Foundation Learners will attend school from 8:45am - 3:20pm. For the first four weeks of school, Foundation Learners will attend only four days a week, with Wednesday being a day of rest as they settle into school life. The rest day will cease the week beginning; 25th February 2019 where the Foundation Learners will attend school full time. 

2019 School Year
Term 1 30th January ~ 5th April 
Term 2 22nd April ~ 28th June
Term 3 15th July ~ 20th September
Term 4 7th October ~ 19th December

School Times
School commences at 8:45am (school bus travellers allowed flexibility)!
Lunch 11:00am - 11:40am
Recess 1:40pm - 2:20pm 
Dismissal 3:20pm
School is dismissed at 2:30pm on the last day of each term

Public Holidays
Australia Day - 26th January
Labour Day - 11th March
Good Friday - 19th April
Anzac Day - 25th April
Queen’s Birthday - 10th June
Melbourne Cup - 5th November

Learning & Teaching Days (Learner Free Days):
Staff require time for Professional Development throughout the year. It aims to improve and keep teacher practice current. On these days the Learners are not required to attend school.




Read more: General School Information

Vision Statement



St. Patrick's strives to:

  • Provide a safe, positive and caring school environment
  • Build collaborative partnerships among home, school, parish and wider community
  • Nuture the uniqueness and dignity of each individual in the school community
  • Provide a contemporary curriculum that develops the intellect, imagination, spirituality, social skills, wellbeing and physical growth of each Learner
  • Model the teachings of Jesus as the core of who we are and what we do in the context of the Catholic faith tradition
  • Develop the capacity of Learners to contribute positvely to society


St Patrick’s Democratic Principles

  • St Patrick’s educates its Learners about the country we live in, the law of the land and our right to freedom of speech, association and religion
  • St Patrick’s educates its Learners to be lawful and responsible citizens
  • St Patrick’s proudly recognises and pays respect to our traditional land owners, the Jaara People of Dja Dja Wurrung country
  • St Patrick’s educates its Learners to be respectful and value all individuals, proudly raising four flags: Australian, Filipino, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander