All NSW public school students have a right to an inclusive learning environment and to feel happy and safe at school.
Aboriginal student support
We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.
We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and carers, as well as community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.
The Aboriginal Education Policy confirms the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to improvement in educational outcomes and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Our school welcomes students, families and community members from all cultural backgrounds. We appreciate difference and diversity and aim to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive environment that benefits all students.
Our teaching and learning programs develop intercultural understanding, promote positive relationships and enable all students to participate as active Australian and global citizens. Our school fosters student wellbeing and community harmony by implementing anti-racism and anti-discrimination strategies that encourage engagement by parents and carers from all backgrounds.
The Multicultural Education Policy outlines the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to providing opportunities that enable all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes and participate successfully in our culturally diverse society.
The Anti-Racism Policy confirms the department’s commitment to rejecting all forms of racial discrimination in NSW public schools and eliminating expressions of racism in its learning and working environments.
For more information, see:
Supporting English language learners
Learning English is essential for success at school and effective participation in Australian society. We can provide specialist support to help students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).
For more information, see: EAL/D education.
Supporting refugee students
Schools offer safety, support and security to help refugee students adjust to life in Australia and participate successfully in education. Targeted support strategies are provided to assist refugee students in NSW public schools.
For more information, see: Supporting refugee students.
The school’s learning and support team plays a key role in ensuring we meet the specific needs of students with additional learning and support needs, including disability.
- supports teachers in identifying and responding to the additional learning needs of students
- facilitates and coordinates a whole-school approach to improving the learning outcomes of every student
- coordinates planning processes and resourcing for students with additional learning and support needs
- designs and implements the support required to build teacher capacity so that all students access quality learning
- develops collaborative partnerships with the school, parents and carers, as well as other professionals and the wider school community.
For more information on programs and services to help students with additional learning and support needs, visit Disability, learning and support.
Already at school
If you have concerns about your son's or daughter's development or progress at school, or if they have special learning needs which have changed, please contact the principal, so we can best cater for your needs.
Transition planning for Year 11 and 12 students
We provide support for students entering Years 11 and 12, through to post-school options for vocational education and training, further education or employment.
- The Aim of the Support Unit
The aim of the staff in the Support Unit is to ensure that each child has the opportunity to reach their true potential through the provision of academic, social and emotional growth that promotes self-esteem, independence and encourage them to access the broader community with confidence and self-belief.
- Individualised Learning Programs
The Support Unit delivers a NSW Board of Studies endorsed Life Skills curriculum across a number of its classes which enables teaching staff to target specific outcomes linked to identified targets in Individual Educational Plans. The IEP's are developed using a team approach, ensuring input from parents, carers, outside agencies where relevant, teaching staff and the student. The IEP's are reviewed each year to monitor progress in relation to identified targets.
- Student Progress
Parents and carers receive a comprehensive report twice a year that enables them to track the progress and strengths of their child and identify areas for further development. The reporting process is linked to Individual Education Plans developed for each student. Parents and carers are also encouraged to make regular contact with their child's teacher and become an integral part of the educational process.
- Work Experience
Work experience forms a key link between stage 5 and 6 if the Life Skills curriculum. Our students are encouraged to participate in this valuable program which enables them to acquire vocational competencies and opportunities that will support them in a post school environment. The Support Unit has an excellent relationship with local businesses ensuring our students are given wide ranging opportunities.
Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in NSW schools.
The NSW anti-bullying website brings together information and resources for teachers, students, parents and carers. It provides information related to online safety and what you can do if your child has been bullied, witnessed bullying or been involved in bullying.
For more information on anti-bullying strategies for NSW public schools, see the department’s Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Policy.
For information on racial bullying and anti-racism education for NSW public schools, see:
Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.
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.