We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.
We support your child’s health and safety through a range of strategies including:
- the behaviour code for students, which outlines the standards of behaviour expected in all NSW public schools
- anti-racism education
- anti-bullying programs
- conflict resolution and mediation training
- peer support
- road safety education
- the Healthy School Canteen Strategy.
For more information, visit the student wellbeing section of the department’s website.
Like all NSW public schools, we promote the healthy development of students through:
- school programs and practices that protect and promote health and safety
- supporting individual students who need help with health issues
- providing first aid and temporary care of students who become unwell or who have an accident at school.
Like all NSW public schools, we provide safe learning and teaching environments to encourage healthy, happy, successful and productive students.
The department is committed to creating quality learning opportunities for children and young people. These opportunities support wellbeing through positive and respectful relationships and fostering a sense of belonging to the school and community.
The Wellbeing Framework for Schools helps schools support the cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of students and allows them to connect, succeed and thrive throughout their education.
Student voice and leadership
Student leadership helps young people find their voices, participate in decision-making, and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. It helps students have a real impact on their learning and school environment and prepares them to participate meaningfully in their community.
Students can be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support for others, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects.
For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools, visit Student voice and leadership.
Goal setting is a significant part of the educational process. Teachers want to know what your aspirations are for your child. They will also be keen to know what your child’s goals are for their own educational, social and skills growth.
They will also be keen to know what your child’s goals are for their own educational, social and skills growth.
Read our Guide to setting goals (PDF 1.1MB) for more information.
Positive Behaviour for Learning
At our school, we use Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) – a whole-school approach for creating a positive, safe and supportive school climate where students can learn and develop. Our whole school community works together to establish expected behaviours and teach them to all students.
Positive Behaviour for Learning:
- Addresses the diverse academic and social needs of every student to support them to be successful.
- Supports students in early childhood settings through to senior years of schooling.
- Enables schools to establish a continuum of supports that are intensified to meet the needs of every student.
- Is team driven, using a problem solving approach (data, systems and practices) that engages students, parents and all school staff.
- Establishes positive social expectations for all in the school community.
- Provides a framework for the school and its community to collectively support the wellbeing of every student.
When implemented well:
- Students respond positively as they have been taught what is expected of them.
- Staff deliver consistent responses to student learning and behaviour.
- Students feel safe and cared for at school. Their parents, family and community are more involved in their school.