Old Guildford Public School

We Learn to Live

Telephone02 9632 8286

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

Student health and safety

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:

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.

Student welfare topics overview

Term 1

Week 1 to Week 2: sun safety (all stages)

Week 3 to Week 10: social and emotional learning, targeted lessons from Bounce Back including an anti-bullyinh show for all students (all stages).

Week 9 to Week 10: drug education (Stage 3)

Term 2

Week 1 to Week 5: stranger danger (Early Stage 1) and digital citizenship (Stage 1 to Stage 3).

Week 6 to Week 10: social and emotional learning, targeted lessons from Bounce Back refering to scope and sequence (all stages).

Term 3

Week 1 to Week 10: child protection (all stages), lessons from foundation Daniel Marcombe child safety curriculum (Year 6).

Term 4

Week 1 to Week 7: social and emotional learning, targeted lessons from Bounce Back refering to scope and sequence (all stages).

Week 8 to Week 10: 

  •  home, road and water safety (Early Stage 1)
  • home safety (Stage 1)
  • road safety (Stage 2)
  • digital citzenship (Stage 3).

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.

Student leadership

Student leadership helps young people find their voices, participate in decision-making, and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. It helps students have a real impact on their learning and school environment and prepares them to participate meaningfully in their community.

Students can be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support for others, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects.

For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools, visit Student voice and leadership.