Galston Public School

Honest work and fair play

Telephone02 9653 2062

Emailgalston-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.

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.

eSafety Commissioner- Online Safety Guide

https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/online-safety-guide

Tips and advice on helping your child have safe and enjoyable experiences online

 

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.

Student representative council

Two student representative council (SRC) members are elected from every class from Kindergarten to Year 6 to attend meetings and report back to the class on the decisions that the SRC has made.

They engage with the student body and staff to ensure that the interests and views of all students are represented and addressed. The SRC is responsible for fundraising for various charities selected throughout the year, organising and holding school events and raising money to purchase selected equipment they feel would benefit the school.

The school leaders are honorary members of the SRC, providing support as well as being ambassadors for our school.