Wentworth Falls Public School

Safe Respectful Learners

Telephone02 4757 1604


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.

Student health 

We promote a safe and healthy environment where procedures and plans are in place to ensure the safety of all children. If there are any medical concerns or existing medical conditions regarding your child, that you wish to discuss with the principal, please make an appointment.

High risk health conditions

It is essential you inform the school if your child has any medical conditions. This will assist the school to support the safety and wellbeing of your child.

Where a student has been diagnosed as being at risk of an emergency reaction such as anaphylaxis, diabetes, epilepsy, or other serious medical conditions, the school needs to be provided with a health care plan completed by your doctor. The school manages the communication and response for the emergency response plan as part of the Individual Health Care Plan for the student.

Students with asthma

Students with asthma need ready access to their reliever medication when an attack occurs. In most cases asthma medication is kept in the first aid room for students. An asthma plan completed by your doctor along with Ventolin and a spacer must be supplied to the school.

Prescribed medication

If your child is being prescribed medication that needs to be taken during the day, please inform us so that arrangements can be made for the medication to be administered. 

Please read the important information about prescribed medications at school.

Head lice

Head lice outbreaks sometimes occur at school. If your child has head lice please treat your child and inform us. Daily combing of dry hair with conditioner can get rid of head lice. You should continue to send your child to school. Please access head lice information in community languages.

Sun safety

Our school takes sun safety seriously. Children learn about how to protect themselves from the sun's damaging UV rays, and our school implements a range of sun protection strategies. Please access sun safety information in community languages.