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Lindfield East Public School

Lindfield East Public School

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Student health and safety

We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.

The New South Wales Department of Education recognises that in order to achieve a productive and harmonious school environment, it is necessary to have in place a policy for effective learning and good discipline. The Lindfield East Public School Student Welfare Policy reflects the policy, practices and procedures as outlined in a number of NSW Department of Education documents.

At Lindfield East Public School we are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child. In line with Department policy, we believe that the provision of a safe working and learning environment for everyone is an integral and essential part of the responsibilities of a school. 

Anti-Racism at LEPS

Information for parents and carers

Racism impacts on student wellbeing, participation at school and learning outcomes. Racism and racist behaviour are not tolerated in NSW public schools.

What is the policy about? The Anti-Racism Policy promotes respect and harmony in the school environment. It aims to ensure that educational opportunities are fair for all students regardless of their culture, language or religious background.

The policy:

• recognises the impact of racism on Aboriginal people

• ensures that schools hold high expectations of all students and that no one group of students is stopped from reaching their full potential because of their cultural, religious or linguistic background

• requires all members of the school community to think about their own behaviour and make sure their actions don’t result in other people experiencing racism

• requires all staff to complete training so they understand their responsibilities in preventing racism

• requires each school to have a trained Anti-Racism Contact Officer.

What is an Anti-Racism Contact Officer?

An Anti-Racism Contact Officer (ARCO) is a teacher nominated by the principal who assists in leading anti-racism education in the school.

The ARCO assists the principal by providing:

• support to build staff understanding of the impact of racism on student learning and wellbeing

• advice to students and staff on how to respond when they see or hear incidents of racism

• advice on what strategies the school can implement to address racism. The ARCO is trained to provide advice to parents and carers, and teachers and students about the procedure for resolving complaints about racism. If requested, the ARCO can also act as a support person or advocate during the complaints resolution process.

What should I do if my child is experiencing racism at school?

If your child is experiencing racism at school, you should encourage them to report it to a teacher. The classroom teacher will work alongside the Anti-Racism Contact Officer, to investigate to situation and address the concerns.

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.

We also have a Health and Safety Committee who regularly review our school’s emergency procedures and liaise with the staff to quickly identify and address any potential hazards in the school grounds.

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.