killarney heights high school

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telephone02 9451 7005

emailkillarney-h.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.

student representative council

students are able to gain leadership skills from year 7 onwards through the student representative council (src). students from year 7 to year 11 are elected to represent their peers in decision-making activities within the school. it is an opportunity to be active in participatory democracy within the school and to make a difference to the learning experiences and physical settings in which they and their peers learn.

through their involvement in the student representative council (src), house captains, prefects and school captains, students gain an insight into active citizenship and are able to develop their leadership skills.

the src members are in direct contact with their fellow students to bring about change in the school. they are also involved in fundraising and charity work, and play a vital role in the life of the school because of the activities they organize, which can involve all members of the school community.

in addition, the school promotes student leadership through a peer support program and a student mentor program for new students, as well as a peer mediation program.