Kareela Public School

Knowledge, Pride, Success

Telephone02 9528 5444

Emailkareela-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Student health and safety

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:

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.

Supervison of students

Teachers supervise from 8:40am in the top playground.

  • On arrival with a parent, students are permitted to place bags at their classrooms before going to the playground.
  • There is no playing on the fixed equipment before 9:15am and after 3.15pm.
  • If a student arrives before 8:40am, he or she is required to sit on the bench seats near the hall and wait until the teacher on duty collects them.
  • Staff remain with students until students leave, or are collected. If a student is not collected by 3:30pm they are taken to the office by the supervising teacher.

All students are expected to leave the playground at 3:15pm unless engaged in an activity conducted under the auspices of the school or parent group. Parents collecting students after school have a responsibility to collect them at 3:15pm.

Where there has been some urgent or unforeseen circumstance, arrangements for collection of the student will be made by the school with one of the nominated contact adults.