Governor Philip King Public School

Striving for Personal Excellence

Telephone02 9610 8955

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

Student health and safety

We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.

Following the incident on 17 September at Southern Cross University – Lismore Campus, we would like to share Headspace’s mental health support resource (PDF 100.52KB) for students, teachers and school staff.

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 Parliament 

Governor Philip King Public School operates a very successful Student Parliament. The students are involved in making decisions and recommendations which benefit the entire student body.

Anti-bullying plan

This plan outlines the processes for preventing and responding to student bullying in our school and reflects the 'Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Policy' of the New South Wales Department of Education. Parents, caregivers, students and community members, representing the diverse students of Governor Philip King Public School (G.P.K.P.S), have contributed to the development of the school's Anti-bullying Plan. Students and community were involved in the planning stages of this document to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the plan, to ensure the needs of our students were being addressed. Download and view the Governor Philip King Public School anti-bullying plan (PDF 719KB) for more details.