Student health and wellbeing
Our schools are committed to providing a quality education for all students in a safe, inclusive and caring learning environment.
We offer a range of support services and programs to ensure your child feels a sense of belonging and receives the best possible education.
The pastoral care provided by our teachers ensures your child is given a feeling of belonging, support to develop a positive self image, and help to manage the successes and disappointments in their life.
Effective pastoral care in public schools is underpinned by a positive school environment where:
- teacher-student relationships are based on trust and mutual respect
- each student’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional development is promoted
- there are strong partnerships between the school, parents and community.
Your child’s safety and welfare
All staff in schools have a duty of care for the safety and welfare of your child while they are at school.
Teachers exercise their professional judgement to achieve a balance between making sure students don’t face unreasonable risk of harm and encouraging independence and maximising learning opportunities.
This duty of care underpins and drives the policies and practices of all Western Australian public schools.
Teachers have a responsibility and a commitment to helping your child to learn, including teaching the behaviours needed to succeed at school as well as later in life. Parents and schools play a shared role in a young person’s learning and work together to provide the best environment for learning successful behaviour.
Every school has a behaviour support plan that is developed in consultation with the school board or council.
The plan outlines how successful student behaviours are taught, encouraged and assessed and how the school will respond when students are having difficulty achieving these behaviours.
Should the school’s behaviour support plan not be working for your child, the school will work with you and your child to develop a more personalised behaviour support plan.
Schools consider the key values of learning, equity, excellence and care when developing and implementing their behaviour support plans. In particular, relationships with the school community are built on a basis of respect and responsibility to promote the resilience and wellbeing of your child, the staff and other students.
You can obtain a copy of your school’s behaviour support plan by contacting the principal.
Transitioning through school
Transitions may require a level of adjustment for you, your children and your family.
Together, school staff, students and their families can teach children and young people about appropriate behaviour.
Countering violent extremism
Schools can play a supportive role in helping to protect young people from extremist influences.