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.
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 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.
The implementation of Candelo Public School Student Parliament is seen as a means of empowering students through active involvement in a fully functioning democratic model.
- Members of Parliament will exhibit strong leadership skills
- Ministers of Parliament will provide an exemplary role model for all students
- Students will experience the democratic process at first hand
- Students will have an awareness of the structure/role of Government and Parliamentary procedures
- Parliamentary decisions will be seen to have an influence on school activities
- Members of Parliament will realise that through the democratic process each person has the right to free expression of ideas, together with responsibility for the well being of all.
Expectations of all members of Parliament
All members of Candelo Public School Student Parliament are expected to set a good example to fellow students by wearing full school uniform (including correct school shoes and school hat) at all times. They are also expected to maintain a high standard of conduct, attitude, and citizenship. This should be demonstrated in their daily relationships and interaction with students and staff alike. In this way, they will assist in the development of a school community where individuals feel secure, happy and free to strive towards their personal best in aspects of school life. Additionally, all Ministers of Candelo School Student Parliament are expected to consistently display positive leadership skills.
Responsibilities of all Ministers
- Each Minister will report to Parliament at each session
- Each Minister will undertake specific tasks
- Each Minister will form a committee to help in fulfilling his/her duties. The Minister is responsible for organising a roster of committee members for regular tasks example sports duties
- All Parliamentary decisions/recommendations affecting school operation must have the approval of the principal before they are implemented. It is the responsibility of the Minister involved to organise an appointment to meet with the supervising teacher to discuss Parliamentary decisions/recommendations.
School Parliament 2019
- Jessica Heffernan
- Troy Mare-Zanelli
- Mitchell Shipton
- Jessie Cheers
- Markus Dederer-Stiles