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 are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.
We support your child’s health and safety through a range of strategies including:
- the behaviour code for students, which outlines the standards of behaviour expected in all NSW public schools
- anti-racism education
- anti-bullying programs
- conflict resolution and mediation training
- peer support
- road safety education
- the Healthy School Canteen Strategy.
For more information, visit the student wellbeing section of the department’s website.
Manly Village Public School promotes 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.
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 (PBL) – 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.
Safe, responsible and respectful use of digital technology
At our school we support students to use technology in a safe, respectful and responsible manner. Being safe online is a shared responsibility for students, teachers, parents, carers and the broader community.
Our Student Use of Digital Devices and Online Services Procedure guides students and covers their use of personal digital devices whilst at school.
Personal digital devices, including smart watches, are to be ‘off and away’ in school bags during class, at recess and at lunch and all other times whilst students are on school grounds. This includes before and after school and at excursions and camps. The school takes no responsibility for loss or damage to personal devices brought to school.
An information guide for parents has been developed by the school.
ESafety is such an important concept that young people and thier parents need to have a compherensive understanding of. The Office of the ESafety Commissioner has a number of easy to access resources. Click here to see what the ESafety Commissioner has to offer you and your son/daugther.
In 2022, the ESafety Commissioner's office is hosting a number of parent information sessions. To view the session schedule click here. There are sessions that will be running throughout the year.
Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that causes physical and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power over one or more persons. Bullying can happen in person or online, and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert).
Bullying of any form or for any reason can have long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders.
Single incidents and conflict or fights between equals, whether in person or online, are not defined as bullying. The school has a zero tolerance policy towards bullying.
Parents concerned about behaviour of other students at school should make an appointment to see the class teacher, assistant principal, deputy principal or principal as soon as possible so that the school can act to maintain a healthy learning environment for all students.
The NSW Anti Bullying website provides teachers and parents with resources and information from the Department of Education.
The Bullying. No Way! website also provides excellent resources for parents and students.
All Kindergarten students have a buddy from a Stage 3 class. Buddies meet regularly to participate in activities that promote student wellbeing and a culture of service and integrity. Senior students and Kindergarten students always look forward to seeing their 'big buddy' or 'little buddy' each week.