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Granville Boys High School

Granville Boys High School

Aiming for Excellence

Telephone02 9637 0489

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.

Student Welfare

At our school, student welfare is headed by Samuel Pakkiam and is the concern of every member of staff. In its widest context it covers the safety of all students in our care, their emotional, social and intellectual well being as well as their conduct and behaviour.

Particular responsibilities for student welfare lie with the Student Advisers, Head Teachers, the School Counsellor, Head Teacher Welfare, Head Teacher Administration, Deputy Principals and Principal. The school Welfare Committee is made up of the above-mentioned teachers as well as a number of interested and committed staff. This committee meets regularly and is co-ordinated by the Deputy Principal and  Head Teacher Welfare.

As Head Teacher Welfare, he is responsible for your son's welfare and well-being. Samuel will ensure that your son is at school, attending all classes and is working in a safe and happy environment. If you have any personal concerns about your child you are more than welcome to contact Samuel.

Students and parents may also find the head teacher of welfare for assistance with:

  • self referral by students;
  • referral of students by parents;
  • parents coping with adolescents; and
  • students coping with life problems.

Welfare aims

  • To promote the academic, emotional, social and physical development of each student.
  • To promote the idea that student welfare is intrinsic to the education process.
  • To initiate and integrate programs into the school curriculum that will maximise student development and produce a broader based welfare network within the school.
  • To inform students, staff, parents and the community of the welfare program, the educational demands on, and the progress of students and the services available.
  • To implement DET policies, including Child Protection, Anti-Bullying and Anti-Racism.

Welfare priorities

  • Continue to implement the Anti-Bullying policy within the school community.
  • Implementation of Child protection Policies and Procedures.
  • Develop and implement a Targeted Study Skills program.
  • Implement Social Skills Intervention program
  • Develop and further the structures for communication of welfare issues within the school.
  • Enhance the process for student monitoring, through greater use of RISC.
  • Encourage the use of the Merit System.
  • Target students for mentoring program.
  • Target students for leadership programs.

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.