Chifley College Dunheved Campus

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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.

CCDC Positive Behaviour for Learning and wellbeing

Whole School Positive Behaviour for Learning (Welfare) Strategies and programs

The strategies below develop awareness among students, parents and teachers of the nature and consequences of bullying, and develop skills that have proved effective in dealing with bullying. They include:

  • teaching units of work specifically on bullying as part of the Personal Development and Health  Program in Years 7 (see CCDC Kickstart Program), and in other years as part of KLA specific programs,
  • the provision of effective discipline and welfare policies that provide clear statements of the school community's behaviour expectations and strategies and procedures when issues arise,
  • training all staff and Years 7 to 10 students in conflict resolution,
  • promoting peer mediation to all years within the school, with specially trained student peer mediators available to resolve conflict effectively,
  • extensive transition planning for students commencing year 7, and
  • ongoing programs presented by the School Liaison Police Officer as part of the whole school Welfare program .

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