Lindfield Public School

Excellence Innovation Opportunity Success

Telephone02 9416 1903

Emaillindfield-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 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.

Positive Behaviour for Engaging Learning (PBEL)ROAR logo

At Lindfield Public School our students thrive in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment.

Our student welfare policy has been updated to include the latest in research-based approaches to student behaviour management. This approach is called Positive Behaviour for Engaging Learning (PBEL).

PBEL provides students and staff at Lindfield Public School with a positive and proactive system for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviours.

PBEL replaces 'rules' with 'expectations'. These expectations are applied across all school environments.

Lindfield Public School's expectations are based on the easy to remember acronym ROAR which stands for Respect, Organised, Aspire and Responsible. Through explicit instruction, students gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the behaviours expected from them. This provides a framework for student decision making and subsequent actions.

Students who meet the expectations are rewarded regularly and acknowledged through revised school merit systems.

Students whose behaviour does not meet the expectations will be encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour could be improved to match the LPS community's standards.

PBEL ensures a consistent, fair and holistic approach to behaviour management that encourages positive behaviour in all areas of school life.

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.