We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.
Following the incident on 17 September at Southern Cross University – Lismore Campus, we would like to share Headspace’s mental health support resource (PDF 100.52KB) for students, teachers and school staff.
More information about the school's risk minimisation strategies regarding anaphylaxis are attached. Please click on this link:
Anaphylaxis - Risk Minimisa (docx 18 KB)
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.
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.
Students don't have to be school captains or house captains to be considered leaders. We encourage our students to be leaders in the classroom and playground, through their support for other students, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or community events and projects.
Our aim is to:
- ensure the provision of leadership skill development; and
- provide authentic, goal-oriented and school-appropriate leadership opportunities to practise these skills.
Leadership Project Teams
Stage 3 students will be given the opportunity to be a part of a project team, focused on particular events or identified needs within the school. Each team will be mentored in their leadership role by appropriate staff and the composition of teams will differ to enable the wider student body (Stage 3) to volunteer.
Current projects in place are centred around:
- website contribution and design;
- K-6 assembly organisation;
- fundraising; and
- the environment and sustainability.
Each team will need to:
- Identify the team's goals and a plan to achieve these goals, taking into account budget, resources and actions needed;
- Anticipate possible obstacles and identify ways to overcome them;
- Assess their progress mid-way and their level of success upon completion; and
- Report to the principal and/or deputy principal post-project.
School counselling staff are members of the school learning and support team.
A teacher may recommend the service by referring a student to the school’s learning and support team. As a parent or carer, you may refer your child directly to the school counselling service. Students can also self-refer to the service.
The school counselling service can
- support students who are worrying about school work, friends, getting in trouble at school or feeling down
- help parents and carers make decisions about your child's education
- assess a student's learning and behaviour
- help teachers and students identify and address disabilities that may affect learning
- liase with other agencies regarding student wellbeing
School counselling is confidential.
For more information about learning and support teams and the school counselling service, visit: