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Castle Cove Public School

Castle Cove Public School

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Telephone02 9417 1039

Emailcastlecove-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.

Bounce Back 

The BOUNCE BACK Wellbeing & Resilience Program which is taught in all classes addresses the environmental building blocks and the personal skills for fostering resilience in children and young people. The program focuses mainly on the teaching of coping skills to help children and young people respond positively to the complexity of their everyday lives. In other words, children are taught how to ‘bounce back’ after experiencing sadness, difficulties, frustrations and hard times.

The core of the program is the BOUNCE BACK acronym. This acronym helps children and young people to memorise and recall 10 basic coping statements based around positive self-talk.

Self-knowledge

  • Courage – developing the skills and perceptions that lead to being more courageous in many areas of one’s life
  • Optimism (Look on the Bright Side) – having confidence in one’s own ability to solve problems and take positive action and developing skills in focusing on the positives, even in difficult situations
  • Success (STAR, CHAMP, WINNERS) – identifying one’s own relative character and ability strengths and limitations, setting and achieving goals, being organised and persisting, becoming self-disciplined and being resourceful in solving problems

Social awareness

  • Core values – acting on important pro-social beliefs about how one should behave towards others
  • Emotions – skills for responding with empathy to the feelings of others and recognising the feelings and intentions of others
  • Relationships – skills for successfully interacting with others, making and keeping friends and avoiding and managing conflict
  • Bullying – activities that encourage awareness of the harm that is caused by bullying and developing skills and attitudes that enables bystanders to support individuals being bullied

Self-management

  • Emotions – recognising and managing one’s own negative emotions such as anger, sadness and worry etc and recognising and enjoying and amplifying one’s own positive emotions such as happiness, pride and excitement, changing a bad mood into a good mood
  • Helpful thinking – using rational and helpful thinking and positive self-talk to cope with negative events and feelings in one’s life
  • Humour – learning how humour can be used to assist with coping in hard times as well as supporting others.

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.