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.
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.
St Johns Park High School works with NSW Health to provide vaccines that are recommended for adolescents by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Year 7 students are offered the vaccines for Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) and Human papillomavirus (HPV). For more information, see the attached NSW Schools Vaccination Program Year 7 information booklet.
Year 10 students are offered the vaccine for Meningococcal ACWY. For more information, see the attached NSW Schools Vaccination Program Year 10 information booklet.
As of 2023, online consent is available for the routine school vaccination program for Year 7 and Year 10 students.
To provide online consent, parents/carers will need:
- The link provided by our school
- Your Service NSW log-in details
- Medicare card details for you and your child
If you or your child do not have a Medicare card, consent can still be provided by requesting a paper-based consent form directly from our school.
By providing consent for your child’s vaccination online, you can:
- Easily update your child’s details
- Get SMS and/or email notifications when your child has received their vaccinations
- Quickly see their vaccination records on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
For more information, visit health.nsw.gov.au/schoolvaccination.
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.