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Berowra Public School

Berowra Public School

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Telephone02 9456 1319

Emailberowra-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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 (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.

Student leadership

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.

For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools, visit Student voice and leadership.

Student Parliament

Student Parliament helps students to act as role models for their peers and develop strong leadership skills.

At Berowra Public School, Year 6 students are elected to roles within the School Parliament. These students then lead their committees and run whole parliament sessions. 

During parliament, students from K-6 can present a motion to parliament. Once seconded, arguments for and against the motion are presented by students. All students K-6, then vote for or against the motion. If the motion is passed, it is then passed to the relevant minister (e.g. Minister for Sport, or Minister for Education) to be presented to the principal and then acted upon if it has been approved by the principal/staff. 

Student Parliament roles:

  • Prime Ministers (School Captains)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Sergeant of Arms
 
Ministers
  • Minister for Communication and Technology
  • Minister for Information and Research
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for the Environment
  • Minister for Functions/Social Services
  • Minister for Health and Safety
  • Minister for Sport
  • Minister for Trade
 

Expectations of Student Parliament:

All members of Berowra Public School Student Parliament are expected to set a good example to fellow students by wearing full school uniform (including correct school shoes and school hat) at all times. They are also expected to maintain a high standard of conduct, attitude and citizenship. This should be demonstrated in their daily relationships and interaction with students and staff alike. In this way they will assist in the development of a school community where individuals feel secure, happy and free to strive towards their personal best in aspects of school life. Additionally, all Ministers of Berowra School Student Parliament are expected to consistently display positive leadership skills.

Student Parliament roles:

More information about Student Parliament Roles and Responsibilities