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It is mandatory that each school has a Student Welfare Policy.

Student Welfare:

  • Encompasses all that the school community does to meet the personal, social and learning needs of students.
  • Creates a safe, caring learning environment
  • Incorporates effective discipline
  • Incorporates preventative health and social skills programs
  • Values collaborative early intervention
  • Provides ongoing education support
  • Recognises diversity and promotes harmony
  • Provides opportunities for students to:
    • enjoy success and recognition
    • make a useful contribution to the life of the school
    • derive enjoyment from their learning

See the department Student Welfare Policy for a more comprehensive statement:

The Student Welfare Policy:

  • Has three focus areas
    • effective learning and teaching
    • positive climate and good discipline
    • community participation
  • Is concerned with effective learning and the quality of school life
  • Provides a detailed framework for the optimal participation of students
  • Is the umbrella policy for school practices relating to student well-being