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.
Please see our Anti-bullying Plan 2020 (PDF 349KB) for more information.
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.
Student representative council
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is made up of one or two student representatives from every class in the school, from Stage 1 to Stage 3. It meets at least twice a term to discuss things that could be improved, fixed or introduced to make Asquith Public School a better and safer place to be.
SRC students then bring their class motions to the SRC Parliament assembly, which is held once a term and run by the prefect body. The motions are seconded and then voted upon by all the school students in attendance.
All students at Asquith Public School are involved in peer support, with our Stage 3 students leading small groups. Peer Support encouraged team work, a supportive environment in which students gain a deep understanding of the different learning focus set up teachers each year. Peer Support runs for a period of ten weeks each year.