Rooty Hill Public School

Quality education in a vibrant, caring school.

Telephone02 9625 8807

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 – 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.

Leadership opportunities come in many forms at Rooty Hill.

They include:

  • captains
  • vice captains
  • prefects
  • house captains
  • house vice captains
  • library monitors
  • peer mediators
  • technology assistants
  • playground assistants
  • canteen assistants

Student representative council

Our student representative council (SRC) is a way our students are able to actively participate in the decision making regarding their school. Two students are elected from each class as representatives. These students hold class meetings to discuss issues and fundraising ideas and then present these at fortnightly meetings. The meetings are supported with the help of a teacher and are a positive way of making sure our students' voices are heard.

Funds raised from SRC activities such as discos, cake stalls and mufti days go to providing resources both in and out of the classroom.

Students don't have to be school captains or house captains to be considered leaders. We encourage our students to be leaders in the classroom and playground, through their support for other students, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or community events and projects.

We believe in fostering furture leaders!