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 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.
The student representative council (SRC) aims to give all students a voice. Two students from all classes are elected by their peers each semester. Meetings are scheduled for Monday lunch and are overseen by an organising teacher. Members raise current issues or suggest possible fundraising events for the rest of the council to vote on. Student leaders are also members of this council. Each week they present a report at assembly outlining current projects and reviewing past events. The organising teacher presents ideas and proposals at staff meetings on behalf of the council.
Some examples of recent projects overseen by the student representative council are:
- Creation of proposals for staff to vote on regarding new playground games
- Review and edit of existing play area rosters
- Upgrade of drinking facilities from bubblers to filtered water fountain funded by the Parents & Citizens Association (P&C)
- Organisation and teaching of Harmony Day activities with buddy classes
- Fundraising for Beanies 4 Brain Cancer organisation
- Organisation of a dress up event to support the Buy a Bale initiative assisting NSW farmers
- Organisation of Stewart House fundraising events
The student representative council aims to reflect on and improve the school environment as well as support relevant charities. Representatives have the opportunity to develop strong leadership and communication skills whilst making a real difference to the local community and beyond.