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Student Health & Safety

Promoting health, supporting student health care needs and reducing health risks are important to everyone at our school.

Prescribed medication

If your child is being prescribed medication that needs to be taken during the day, please inform us so that arrangements can be made for the medication to be administered.

Allergies

If your child has been diagnosed with an allergy or allergies, it is important that you tell the Principal as soon as you become aware of it, or if your child’s allergy changes. If your child is diagnosed at risk of an anaphylactic reaction an individual health care plan is developed that includes strategies to minimise the risk of a severe allergic reaction.

Managing complex health needs

An individual health care plan is developed for each student with complex health needs. The plan supports students with severe asthma, type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis and those at risk of an emergency or requiring the administration of specific health care procedures.

Immunisation 

Our school’s works in cooperation with our local health network of the NSW Department of Health who deliver the school vaccination program to high school students.

Healthy eating at school

Healthy food keeps children alert and focused and gives them the nutrition they need each day. Our school canteen provides a healthy, nutritious canteen menu in line with the Fresh Tastes NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy. If your child brings their own lunch to school you can help by packing food that is interesting and nutritious.

Student safety

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

Internet safety

Web filtering technology prevents students from accessing inappropriate material on the internet and email system.

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

Road safety

Road safety education is taught to all students from Years 7 to 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. 

Crossroads

Crossroads is a course for Years 11 and 12 students. It encourages students to extend and build on the relationship and drug issues outcomes achieved in PDHPE in previous years and reflects other contemporary health issues facing young people.