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Hornsby North Public School

Hornsby North Public School

Caring for children, educating for life

Telephone02 9987 4605

Emailhornsbynth-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.

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.

Sunsmart At Hornsby North Public School 

Hornsby North Public School is a member of the sunsmart Primary School program which aims to help primary schools protect their students and staff from skin cancer. The program supports primary schools across NSW to develop and implement a best-practice sun protection policy.

Having a sunsmart policy ensures we are addressing key areas of sun protection:

Environment

  • scheduling outdoor activities outside of peak UV times where possible
  • using shade

Behaviour

  • wearing sun-safe hats
  • wearing sun-safe clothing
  • using at least SPF30+ broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen
  • role modelling by teachers and staff  Encouraging sunglasses to be worn

Information

  • teaching about sun protection
  • providing information to the school community
  • reviewing the sun protection policy every three years

As part of our review, we will be providing sunscreen in each classroom and students will be given the opportunity to apply sunscreen before outdoor activities