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Wellbeing for Students

Wellbeing for Our Students

All NSW Public School Students have a right to an inclusive learning environment and to feel happy and safe at school. At West Pennant Hills Public School all students are known, valued and cared for.

Positive Behaviour for Learning - A Whole-School Program

Each week, at WPHPS, a focus behaviour will be explicitly taught to the students by the classroom teacher. Classroom discussion allows students 

  • To fully understand the expectations encompassed by the focus, appropriate to the classroom and outside areas and 
  • The reasons for the expectations.

 This focus is reinforced throughout the school day through our PBL school rewards system, the use of signs displayed in the classroom and around the school, and reinforcement by all staff.


For more information about this program please visit the PBL Website and read the PBL Summary Handout.

Focus  Be a Learner

  • Do your best
  • Participate and co-operate
  • Be prepared

Focus Be Respectful  

  • Follow teacher instructions
  • Take care of your environment
  • Use good manners

Focus  Be Safe  

  • Be in the right place
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself
  • Walk on hard surfaces.
  • Wear your hat

Students Health and Safety

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.

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.

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.