Student Wellbeing

We create and maintain a safe school environment by protecting the wellbeing of our students and promoting positive relationships between students.

School Counselling

School counsellors are experienced teachers who have a degree in psychology and post-graduate qualifications in school counselling. They work with students of all ages and their families, throughout their school years.

The school counsellor can also assist students who may be feeling sad or anxious, if you  notice any major change in your child’s behaviour, or when families undergo a trauma or big change. Contact us to make an appointment.

Interpreter service

Parents and carers can get assistance from the telephone interpreter service if required. An interpreter can be requested for school meetings. Parents and carers who need an interpreter to attend a school meeting should let us know

Child protection

Strict safety checks are in place to protect students including criminal record checks of all permanent and casual teachers. We teach our students to recognise when they may be unsafe and how to get help.

Internet safety

Web filtering technology prevents students from accessing inappropriate material on the internet and email system. Read the information sheet for parents (PDF 328.KB). For information in community languages, see Internet access Information sheet.

Bullying

We work hard to prevent bullying in our school and we recognise that the best outcomes are achieved by school communities, parents, students and teachers, working together to help prevent and to respond to bullying.

Our Anti-bullying Plan includes protection, prevention, early intervention and response strategies for student bullying. Any student who experiences bullying and any person who witnesses bullying should report it to a teacher or the school principal.

Racism

Anti-racism education is taught in our classrooms and we make every effort to ensure our school is free from discrimination. Our anti-racism contact officer can help any member of the school community who wishes to raise a complaint of racism. Our anti-racism contact officer can help any member of our school community who wishes to raise a complaint of racism.

Sun safety

We teach students about the damaging effects of the sun and promote sun safety practices.

Road safety

Road safety education is taught to all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 as part of personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE). Driver education programs are also taught as part of the PDHPE 7-10 syllabus.

Drug education

Drug education and understanding responsibility and relationships is taught as part of PDHPE from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Allergies

A number of students enrolled at the school suffer from allergies, some leading to reactions as severe as anaphylaxis. For this reason, parents are not to send/bring any food containing nuts or nut products to school.

Every staff member is trained annually in responding to an anaphylactic episode.

Medication ­

If students require medication during the school day, parents must provide a medication form to the front office staff who have responsibility for administering all medications. Under no circumstances are students to carry and administer their own medication, including paracetamol or cough and cold tablets. Students with an ongoing condition such as asthma, epilepsy or diabetes require an individual health plan. For further information, please see the front office staff.

Sick bay

The school’s sick bay is located directly next to the front office. If a student is injured or unwell, first aid is available from first-aid trained front office staff and teachers. The student will be assessed and parents contacted as appropriate. Medication will also be administered according to a child’s medical plan. See also ‘Allergy and anaphylaxis’ and ‘Medication’.

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