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.
Hunter Sports High School provides a safe and healthy place for students' education and enjoyment. Students who are sick should not be sent to school. In the event that a students becomes sick while at school they will be sent to the clinic and monitored closely.
If the student is too sick to return to class, a parent or caregiver will be notified and arrangements will be made for the student to go home.
If you receive a phone call from the clinic to pick up your child you will need to go to the front office where your child will called to meet you. Please note that you will be asked to show proof of identification when picking up the student.
In the event of a more serious illness or accident, the school will contact an ambulance. After the primary care of the student has been addressed, the school will contact the parent/caregiver informing them of the incident and outcome.
A letter addressed to the school must be produced and handed to the Roll Call Teacher or Student Services Office if a student is absent from school for any form of sickness or personal leave. These letters are retained by the school and noted on the student's record.
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.