We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.
Student Wellbeing at Lugarno Public School
Lugarno Public School is committed to nurturing every individual so that they connect, thrive and succeed. Our school’s implementation of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) ensures a whole school commitment to clear, consistent expectations for behaviour in the various learning and play settings around the school.
In addition, our whole-school, year-long student wellbeing and resilience program called ‘Bounce Back’ is a key focus. ‘Bounce Back’ has been developed to support teachers in their efforts to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their students and, in particular, enable them to act resiliently when faced with challenges and adversity. ‘Bounce Back’ integrates the explicit teaching of important social and emotional skills. Our aim is to promote respectful relationships, belonging and inclusion at Lugarno PS.
All students in K-6 will explore program units about core values, people bouncing back, courage, looking on the bright side, emotions, relationships, humour, anti-bullying and achieving success through effort. Students will engage in regular classroom activities that include educational games, music, art, drama/role plays, literature and cooperative strategies such as discussions/class sharing and problem solving (‘Circle Time’). Many of the activities also feature critical and creative higher order thinking.
The core values of:
Learning (which includes striving for one’s personal best; having the courage to take risks and take on learning challenges; commitment and effort);
Participating Safely (demonstrating responsibility and making safe choices);
Showing Respect (cooperation; respect for self, others and the environment)
will form the foundation of everything that we do at Lugarno PS and complement our ‘Positive Behaviour for Learning’ framework and expectations.
We support your child’s health and safety through a range of strategies including:
- the behaviour code for students, which outlines the standards of behaviour expected in all NSW public schools
- anti-racism education
- anti-bullying programs
- conflict resolution and mediation training
- peer support
- road safety education
- the Healthy School Canteen Strategy.
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.
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 – 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.