Wakehurst Public School

Friendship, loyalty, learning

Telephone02 9451 1812

Emailwakehurst-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.

Life Education

Wakehurst PS participates in a comprehensive, age-appropriate drug and health education program delivered by Life Education.  Skilled educators visit our school each year in their Healthy Harold van and assist students to acquire knowledge to support informed health choices. 

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.

We have implemented Positive behaviour for Learning (PBL), and have replaced school rules with our three school expectations of;

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Personal best

Students are rewarded with 'Wakehurst Wise' cards for consistently following our school expectations and can use these to exchange for bronze, silver and gold awards.

Student Representative Council

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is elected by the student body.  The SRC meets regularly and performs many valuable services for the school such as raising issues and discussing matters put forward by other students, and organising fundraising activities to support causes and charities as determined by the students.  Student Councillors also undertake other special tasks and take an active role in initiating school improvements.

School captains

Towards the end of each year, Year 5 students are invited to nominate as candidates for election as School Captain for the following year.  They each present a speech and, after a vote by all students from Years 2-6, two Captains (one girl and one boy) and two Vice Captains (one girl and one boy) are elected.