Blacktown South Public School

Strive to Achieve

Telephone02 9622 2449

Emailblacktowns-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.

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 school has three core behavioural values that all children are expected to follow:

  • be safe
  • be respectful
  • be a learner.

The students love learning how to be safe, respectful learners in the classroom and on the playground and we are excited to share more of our school positive behavoural learning with our parents and wider community through our newsletters and Facebook page.

Our school motto is 'strive to achieve' and everyone is encouraged to be the best they possibly can be in any given situation. Our students are recognised through the school's PBL reward system and work towards becoming shooting stars.

Download the school expectation matrix (PDF 154KB) for further details about behaving properly at school, or view the class expectation matrix (PDF 98KB) for details about behaving properly in class.

Download a copy of our Anti Bullying Plan for details about how this is addressed at our school.