Lithgow Public School

Courtesy and Courage

Telephone02 6351 2297

Emaillithgow-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Student health and safety

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.

Working together, staff, students, parents and community can create an innovative and high achieving school where:

•    All students value learning;

•    All students are engaged in learning;

•    Staff work together to promote lifelong learning and a collaborative environment;

•    Community and parent involvement is a primary value.

We support your child’s health and safety through a range of strategies including:

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.

Student wellbeing

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.

Our universal expectations are for all to be Safe, Respectful, Responsible, Learners. We expect all staff, students, parents and community members to promote and conduct themselves in line with these expectations.

We teach and reinforce these expectations on a weekly basis as part of our Wellbeing, Positive Behaviour for Learning Framework. Download more information about PBL (PDF 62KB) at Lithgow Public School.