South Grafton Public School

Inspiring excellence through pride.

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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.

Wellbeing & Health In-Reach Nurse (WHIN)

Our school has the services of Mrs Mandy Bryant as our school Wellbeing & Health In-Reach Nurse Coordinator WHIN). Mandy is available at our school each Wednesday and she also works at Gillwinga Public School and South Grafton High School for the remaining days each week. 

The Wellbeing and Health In-Reach Nurse Coordinator (WHIN) program is a partnership between NSW Health and NSW Department of Education. WHINs are co-located within schools and work closely with the school’s wellbeing and learning and support teams. The underlying assumption is that improved access to health care will improve student health and wellbeing, which will support improved educational outcomes and engagement. Our school has already used Mandy very regularly to support our families liaising with paediatricians, GPs and with support for accessing specific health services. Mandy may be contacted at our school if you require any assistance.

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.