Hunters Hill High School

Opera Ad Maiora – By Hard Work to Greater Things

Telephone02 9817 4565

Student health and safety

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:

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.

Student wellbeing

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. The Peer Support Leaders attend the Year 7 camp as well as the weekely Year 7 U-Matter Lessons. 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 each year brings by making the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 a positive experience for all students.

Positive Behaviour for Learning

At our school, we use Positive Behaviour for Learning – 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.