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:
- 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.
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.
Safety before and after school
As school opening and closing hours are busy times, they create potential for greater risk of accidents occurring. All staff at Eastwood Heights thank the parents for their cooperation in putting student safety as a priority.
During school hours, staff are able to closely supervise students in the playground and carefully control the number of students playing on equipment at any one time. As teachers are unable to supervise play before 9 am and after 3:30pm, we ask please that you assist in ensuring the safety of all our students by reminding children to not play on the equipment before or after school.
Please also remember never to walk your children through the staff carpark but to enter the school through the pedestrian gates only. Not only does this model important road safety skills for all students, it keeps your children safe from potential accidents.
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.
Student representative council
Eastwood Heights has a very active Student Representative Council (SRC) that meets every Thursday in the Science room to discuss playground issues and suggestions, fund raising, mufti days and activities, running and advertising competitions, completing surveys and helping out with a range of school functions.
Each primary class elects a representative for a semester. This student will present at the meetings any suggestions that have been brought forward in classroom discussions. School captains and vice captains form the executive and they rotate the following jobs each term - minutes recorder, chairperson, publicity & finance.
The meeting is run by the chairperson of the term and all comments & suggestions are contributed through them. All discussion and decisions are recorded and an agenda is prepared and followed for each meeting.
It is a responsible job for which the children are presented with a badge that they wear each day. All reps are involved in each aspect of decision making, discussions and advertisements and all input is valued.