Blaxland High School

A School of Excellence, Opportunity and Success

Telephone02 4739 4655

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.

Communication with home

In the event that your child is ill and the school needs to contact you, it is imperative that you advise the school of any change to your contact details and that phone numbers are up to date. Information may be sent via email to parents, therefore it is important to keep your email details up to date.

It is possible to email both the school and the principal through the school's website. Many student matters are communicated by parents directly to the school via email.

As part of the attendance program, a text message will be sent to all parents and caregivers of students if they are absent. Messages and reminders of school events can also be sent.

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.

A learning and responding matrix

A learning and responding matrix (ALARM) is a school-wide teaching and learning system that develops students' extended writing skills by detailing the specific steps they should follow when completing assessment tasks. ALARM not only allows for explicit quality teaching and learning but also explicit consistent feedback. Blaxland High School is dedicated to the implementation of ALARM as it facilitates the creation of 21st century thinkers and learners.