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 (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.
Students representative council
The school's Students Representative Council (SRC) consists of two students from each class, grades 2 - 6.
Student representatives are elected by their peers each semester. They are involved in fundraising for the school, attending SRC meetings and providing communication between the student leadership team and their class. They also perform special duties, such as laying wreaths at our annual Anzac Day assembly.
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.
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. This year all our Year 6 students have a leadership role within the school. They will also act as mentors to our year 5 students who will lead their Peer Support group in Term 4.
Introduction to the leadership team
The Student Representative Council program provides an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills, a strategy which recognises that teaching leadership behaviours is a crucial element in ultimately creating responsible citizens within our society.
Many of the responsibilities of the leadership team are related to being strong leaders within our school. For example, this year, the leadership team was responsible for running each week’s assembly as well as the whole school assemblies. They learned skills in time management, public speaking and working collaboratively with teachers and students.
Leardership team 2017
In 2017, eight students make up the leadership team consisting of two school captains, two vice captains and four prefects.
School Captain: Emily Hunter, Jake Cridland
Vice Captain: Lauren Gallagher, James Southon
Prefect: Lucinda King, Leyla Ozen, Richard Jenneke, Kiran Krish
Members of the leadership team have a variety of important responsibilities, in both leadership and fundraising and work collaboratively with staff to achieve their outcomes.
Fundraising contributes to the national and global community through charities such as Stewart House and World Vision, and to our school and our sister school through organised events such as crazy sock days and mufti days.