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.
Peer support program
Whilst the peer support program assists student transition between Year 6 and Year 7, during the program many positive relationships between Year 7 and senior school students have been nurtured and an awareness of welfare issues developed. This has allowed our school community to meet the needs of Year 7 students and address their social, emotional and physical needs as they transition into high school.
Peer support has been a success in 2015. Our Year 7 students have participated confidently in whole school events, including the school cross country and athletics carnivals as well as negotiate NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy).
We are excited to see what the year is yet to bring.
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.
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.