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:
- the behaviour code for students, which outlines the standards of behaviour expected in all NSW public schools
- anti-racism education
- anti-bullying programs
- conflict resolution and mediation training
- peer support
- road safety education
- the Healthy School Canteen Strategy.
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.
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 – 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.
At Taverners our Year two students assume many of the leadership roles. As part of their responsibilities they undertake school jobs such as bell ringer, office messenger, playground equipment and sandpit monitors, animal feeders and assembly setup. To assist the Kindergaten children settling into school life, Year Two students undertake the role of buddies providing guidance in the playground as well as during Whole School Singing and Health Hustle.
In addition to these opportunities for the Year Two children, all students at Taverners have the opportunity to host and lead the weekly assembly. Assembly hosts follow a script where classroom teachers have assigned speaking roles.
Taverners provides children with early opportunities to demonstrate leadership qualities. These experiences hold them in good stead for the transition into their Year 3 schools and beyond. In the past few years many of the school captains, vice captains and prefects, of schools in the local area, have been students who have attended Taverners.
Students don't have to be school captains or house captains to be considered leaders. We encourage our students to be leaders in the classroom and playground, through their support for other students, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or community events and projects.