At Yeo Park Infants School 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:
- the behaviour code for students, which outlines the standards of behaviour expected in all NSW public schools
- anti-racism education
- anti-bullying programs
- conflict resolution and mediation training
- peer support
- road safety education
- the Healthy School Canteen Strategy.
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.
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.
How it looks at Yeo Park...
At Yeo Park Infants School we have an intense focus on student wellbeing as part of creating a well-rounded education experience.
At our school, we:
- Build strong, resilient kids who are sure of themselves and their place in this community and the broader community as an individual and part of a whole
- Utilise the park surrounds in a more integrated and holistic way including environmental education and sustainability
- Encourage expressive play and creative play opportunities
- Quality, research based and proven early childhood education methodologies are utilised.
Our commitment to our students, parents and members of the community is that Yeo Park Infants School teaching and learning environment will enable the development of healthy, happy, successful and productive individuals. In turn, our students will be expected to contribute to their own wellbeing, the wellbeing of their peers and the collective wellbeing of their communities.
In this way, our school, in partnership with parents and carers, will equip our children to be active and positive contributors to the society in which they live.
The school environment is pivotal to the growth and development of our most important assets – our children and young people. Our school strives for excellence in teaching and learning, connecting on many levels and building trusting and respectful relationships to ensure student success.
Student Wellbeing encompasses everything that the school community does to meet the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of students.
The aim of Yeo Park Infants’ School’s Wellbeing Policy is to promote the capacity of students to connect, succeed and thrive as happy and well-adjusted individuals who make up part of society.
Wellbeing is enhanced by positive relationships, achievement of meaningful goals, choice, health & safety, personal growth and enjoyment.
So what is wellbeing? What has to happen to ensure we are well beings?
- Quality of life
- Flourishing – functioning well
- Learning that is differentiated
- Self- regulation and awareness
- Positive relationships
- Understanding your goals – working towards goals- achievement – choice and motivation
- Connectedness and belonging.
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 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.
Here at Yeo Park our school leaders are Year 2 students. This means our Year 2's have responsibilities and opportunities to lead presented to them far earlier than at a K-6 primary school. Our Year 2's are buddies, assembly hosts, role models, peer support leaders, lead roles in our annual Yeo Park Live on Stage performance and fantastic representatives of the school...just to name a few! The confidence gained from having opportunities such as these are priceless and we see year after year our students taking on these responsibilities with dedication and maturity.
All students from K-2 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.