Burwood Girls High School

Not for ourselves alone

Telephone02 9747 3355

Emailburwoodg-h.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.

Burwood Girls High School's student wellbeing policy encompasses everything the school community does to meet the physical, social, emotional and learning needs of students through the whole school curriculum and wellbeing support structures. The wellbeing and learning support programs affirm diversity, respect difference and promote harmony in a positive and caring environment and support academic success. 

Notice: Students with a disability who require an adjusted program will be documented using the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability (NCCD). If you believe this information may be relevant to you, please refer to Disability, learning and support.

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.

First aid

Students at Burwood GHS who become ill or injured at school must report to their teacher during class time or to the playground duty teacher during recess and lunch. Obtain a note to go to the front office where you will be assessed by the school’s first aid officer who holds a current first aid certificate.

If you are deemed too ill to attend regular classes, office staff will contact parents or other authorised person to collect you. This contact must be made by the office staff, not the student. Junior students will not be allowed to travel home alone and must be collected by a parent or carer. Senior students may only travel home alone after permission has been obtained from a parent or carer plus the relevant deputy principal.

If a parent or carer cannot be contacted, the student may be collected by an authorised emergency contact person. It is vital that all contact details be kept up-to-date, so that the school is able to contact parents in an emergency. Please inform the school if you have changed telephone numbers or details of emergency contacts.

Burwood GHS policies

Please also refer to Rules and policies.