Bilgola Plateau Public School

Kindness, Courtesy, Knowledge


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.

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.

Our school has incorporated the Positive Behaviour Engaging Learners (PBEL) program into our Student Welfare policy. This program ensures a consistent approach with clear expectations of behaviour, clear sanction procedures and clear guidelines for the recognition of achievement. Classroom and non-classroom settings are managed with the three Bilgola b's:

  • be respectful
  • be responsible
  • be successful

Discipline is effective if a whole school approach is used involving consistent responses and the modelling of appropriate behaviours.  All students, school staff, parents and community members have rights and responsibilities which need to be clearly understood – a team approach.

Our school can make a significant impact on the behaviour of students by systematically promoting moral values and social sensitivity, both in the content of what is taught and the manner in which learning is encouraged.

Most students can behave in an acceptable manner, it is a matter of choice, they make their own decisions. When students choose inappropriate behaviour there are logical consequences.  It is the inappropriate behaviour, not the student which is unacceptable. For additional information, download and view sanctions procedures (PDF 102.6KB).

It is important for all members of the school community to feel that they are accepted and respected and their efforts are appreciated.