Hilltop Road Public School

Learn to Live

Telephone02 9635 7722

Emailhilltoprd-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.

Peer support 

In Year 6, students are trained to become peer support leaders. Students participate in a two day program where they learn to cooperate, organisation skills and the skills required to lead a peer support group.

After the training, student lead a group of approximately 14 students. Peer support takes place once a week during Term 2. This program develops leadership skills in our Year 6 students as well as a chance for students across Kindergarten to Year 6 to make new friends.

Kidsmatter 

Kidsmatter is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary school and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of children. It focuses on building resilience and positive self-esteem along with developing and assisting mental health and wellbeing. 

In order to implement this initiative we implement the Bounce back program which covers all the necessary needs of children and develops appropriate skills for them to be resilient and have a health mind and wellbeing.

Our school will participate in component three training and continue to implement the Bounce back program.