Welcome to St Finn Barr's Catholic School

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Student Support

St Finn Barr's has a Student Support: Well-being Teacher two days per week. We have a School Counsellor three days per fortnight and a School Chaplain 2 days per week.

Mrs Jo Power (joanne.liston@catholic.tas.edu.au) is our Student Support: Well-being Teacher.

Please contact the Principal Liz Illingworth, Mrs Power or your child's teacher if you have concerns about your child’s well-being.

Some proactive approaches we use in this area include: Inside Out 4 Kids, MyTERN, The Ruler Program, Making Jesus Real, and School-Wide Circle Time. Please talk with your child's teacher if you require any further information.

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support and Student Wellbeing (SWPBS) involves a whole community approach through explicit teaching to identify, and change student behaviour when necessary. SWPBS is based on a positive reward approach with intervention, determined by collected data, involving Parents, Teachers and Students.

At St Finn Barr's our SWPBS mantra reads that:

“We are a community of Safe, Respectful, Resilient Learners.”

Our focus is on developing a culture where all members of our community are respected, valued and allowed to fully develop in a behaviourally supportive environment which has the foundation of positive relationships at its core.

Acknowledgement of Country

St Finn Barr’s Catholic School is located on the Country of the Tayarinutipana, the Panina and the Litarimirina people of the Stoney Creek Nations, who belong to the land above the floodplains where the three rivers, kanamaluka, plipatumila and laykila meet. We acknowledge and deeply respect the Palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place and support the continued sharing of knowledge and Culture.