Tuggerah Public School

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Telephone02 4352 1116

Emailtuggerah-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.

At Tuggerah Public School, good student welfare and effective learning rely on the positive partnerships between staff, parents, carers, students and community.

Kidsmatter is a flexible, whole-school approach to improving children’s mental health and wellbeing. It is a set of systems and practices to identify and teach critical social skills. 

Mental health in early childhood is understood through risk and protective factors. The relationship between risk and protective factors is complex; however, it is known that reducing risk factors and building protective factors in children has a positive effect on their mental health and wellbeing.

The aim is to take action to be a positive community; one that is founded on respectful relationships and a sense of belonging and inclusion, and that promotes:

  • social and emotional learning (including evidence-based social and emotional learning programs)
  • working authentically with parents, carers and families
  • support for students who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.

The seven guiding principles are:

  1. The best interests of children are paramount
  2. Respectful relationships are foundational
  3. Diversity is respected and valued
  4. Parents and carers are recognised as the most important people in children’s lives
  5. Parents and teachers support children best by working together
  6. Students need to be active participants
  7. Schools, health and community agencies work together with families.

At Tuggerah Public School, we have four expectations in all areas of school life: 

  • Respect - have regard for yourself and others
  • Responsibility - be accountable for your actions         
  • Excellence - strive for your highest personal achievement
  • Resilience - bounce back from setbacks and overcome problems.

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.

Cybersmart

Our school follows a strict policy to ensure the safety of our students from cyber-bullying