Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing

The wellbeing of each student is of upmost importance at Marymede Catholic College. The College aims to provide an environment in which students are encouraged to reach their full potential in a safe environment.

We create this environment through well-appointed teams of House Leaders who look after the daily needs of your child with dedicated teams of class teachers and Pastoral Leaders. Information regarding the Marymede Houses can be found here. Positive relationships between students and teachers are a feature of this model along with timely communication with parents as our partners.

The College’s concern for the wellbeing of our students also is reflected through the appointment of registered psychologists and counsellors along with a Wellbeing Mentor, and three nurses. The psychologists and counsellors are readily available to students and, where appropriate, to parents. The College counsellors can be contacted at

Child Safety

We are committed to ensuring the ongoing safety of children and young people in our care and community at Marymede Catholic College. To this end we have developed a Child Safety Program made up of work systems, practices, policies and procedures designed to maintain a child safe environment and to embed an organisational culture of child safety within our community. Click here to read about our Child Safety protocols

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) Curriculum

In 2016, Respectful Relationships education became a core component of the Victorian Curriculum from Foundation to Year 12 and is being taught in all Government and Catholic schools and many independent schools. A core element of this initiative is the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) curriculum. It also addresses the Personal & Social Capabilities of Victorian Curriculum, also referred to as Social & Emotional Curriculum, SEL. It builds on these skills through explicit teaching and opportunities for practice through role-play.

Personal & Social Capabilities, Victorian Curriculum:

  • Self-awareness and management - students learning to recognise and regulate emotions
  • Social-awareness and management - develop empathy for others and understand the importance of positive relationships, work effectively in teams, and develop leadership skills, and handle challenging situations constructively.

Click here to learn more about RRRR at Marymede.

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)

An important feature of Respectful Relationships in schools is the development of a student Code of Conduct that is inclusive of student voice. The implementation of a whole school, evidence-based framework known as Positive Behaviour for Learning is the recommended approach in Respectful Relationships schools. Marymede Catholic College commenced its journey to implement Positive Behaviour for Learning school-wide at the end of 2020, with the support of Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools.

Marymede’s values are:

  • Respect
  • Resilience
  • Responsibility
  • Safety

Click here to learn more about PB4L at Marymede.