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Gordon East Public School

Gordon East Public School

Safe Respectful Learners

Telephone02 9498 2011

Emailgordoneast-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.

Behaviour that infringes on the safety of others, such as harassment, bullying and illegal or anti-social behaviour of any kind, will not be tolerated. At Gordon East Public School, we actively encourage good discipline and effective learning in the following ways:

  • ensure student welfare is a priority 
  • teach school rules and responsibilities, implement award systems and consequences for inappropriate behaviour at the beginning of each year and revisit when necessary 
  • negotiate with students, a set of class rules at the beginning of each year that reflect school rules 
  • recognise and promote student achievement within the school and community 
  • monitor students progress and behaviour and involve the learning support team when required 
  • cater for the needs of individual students through appropriate curriculum and special initiatives 
  • implemenet programs such as the buddy program, which develop co-operative skills and encourage appropriate behaviour 
  • inform parents about student progress and incidents of inappropraite behaviour.

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.