Walgett Community College

Courage and excellence

Telephone02 6828 1077

Emailwalgett-p.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 allow 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.

PBL promotes improving student academic and behaviour outcomes through the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioural practices and interventions as possible.

There are six important principles, which underpin the PBL process at our school:

●  Develop a continuum of scientifically based behaviour and academic interventions and supports

●  Use data to make decisions and solve problems

●  Arrange the environment to prevent the development and occurrence of problem behaviour

●  Teach and encourage pro-social skills and behaviours

●  Implement evidence-based behavioural practices with consistency, transparency and accountability

●  screen universally and monitor student performance & progress continuously.

Walgett Community College has a PBL team. This team is responsible for developing and implementing welfare and discipline initiatives within the school. It ensures that the above principles of PBL are undertaken at Walgett Community College. The PBL team meets regularly and all staff members, students and the community are invited to attend the meetings.

For more information, contact our school office.

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.