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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Balancing Academic Excellence with Sporting Achievement

Telephone02 4943 5755

Emailhunterspt-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Student health and safety

We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.

Sick students

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:

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.

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.

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.