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 (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.
Winston Heights incorporates the principles of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) into our Student Welfare programs.
This is a school-wide approach to enhance student success and equips students to develop strong social and academic achievement in a framework that supports both students and staff.
At Winston Heights Public School, PBL involves a focus on explicitly teaching appropriate behaviours that are reinforced through consistent positive practices, language and rewards.
At Winston Heights we are Safe, Respectful and Responsible learners.
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.
If you would like to volunteer as a parent helper at the school, it is required by the Department of Education to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Volunteer Number. This can be obtained free of charge from your local Service NSW Office.