Underpinning these programs and structures is our commitment to implementing world’s best practice in how to best meet the needs of students. We have partnered with Berry Street Education to provide teachers and students with strategies to address needs for healing, growth and achievement.
The Berry Street Education model provides a framework for our staff to assist students develop the capacities they need to be ‘ready to learn’. This model focuses on five domains to best meet the needs of students, nurture their wellbeing and willingness to engage in learning:
increasing student’s capacity for physical and emotional regulation of the stress response, de-escalation and focus.
nurturing on-task learning through relational classroom management strategies.
creating a culture of academic persistence by nurturing resilience, emotional intelligence and a growth mindset.
motivating students with strategies that increase their willingness to learn.
harnessing a values and character strengths approach for learning and future pathways.
This work is integrated into every lesson, every day and also forms a specific component of the My Delany Journey program for students in Years 7 to 10.
We seek to develop the student as a whole person by responding to the needs of the individual. Members of the Delany College community are encouraged to care for one another and foster the growth of a living faith community.
Student wellbeing is the responsibility of the whole Delany College community. Our aims are:
- to base all interactions on the values of the Gospels, primarily forgiveness, compassion, respect, and tolerance
- to recognise the dignity of the individual
- to acquire real knowledge and understanding of the life, disposition, attitudes, beliefs, practices, and habits of the students and staff, to enable more effective student wellbeing response and education
- to appreciate the individual’s value within the community
- to develop confidence and self-esteem within the individual
- to encourage sensitivity to the needs of others
- to provide and maintain support for students to assist them in their personal and faith development
- to provide and maintain support for staff to assist and encourage their personal, professional and faith development
- to encourage an attitude of responsibility within the individual so as to promote self-discipline.
Delany is committed to keeping our students safe at school and we adhere to the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards and support the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. A range of checks and undertakings are required for people who work for or provide services to the college. These checks reduce potential risk and form part of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) strategy to build child safe communities.
Our students are our priority
Contact Delany today to find out how to join our supportive school community.